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DNB clicked in: A virtual look behind the scenes of the German National Library

The German National Library invites you to the first virtual open day: You can visit the houses in Leipzig and Frankfurt am Main in one day, and that too together with your friends from Rostock and Berchtesgaden!

Sunday, March 21, 2021, 13 p.m. to 17 p.m

clicked in: A virtual look behind the scenes of the German National Library

What is a national library and how does it work? The largest library in Germany opens its doors virtually and invites you on a journey of discovery with many digital live formats: Come with us on a virtual tour of the buildings in Leipzig and Frankfurt am Main. We explain what preservation means for more than 41 million media and how to proceed when searching for the origin of books, the provenance research. Get to know the German Music Archive, the German Book and Writing Museum and the German Exile Archive and meet the Director General in the chat. Take part in the e-quiz: Digital always works!

In addition to this live program, the digital offer for the open day will be enriched with new videos: click here and browse the exhibitions, reading rooms and collections at any time.

You can find the whole program at:

Each live offer lasts approximately 20 minutes. Access is free.

The access links to the virtual rooms will be activated on the day of the event published.

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