Admission is free. Before works can be made available to study, you need to present a valid identity card, passport or driving licence. It is usually not necessary to make a prior appointment. However, for conservation reasons, please note that some of our particularly valuable and fragile originals can only be viewed in exceptional cases and after consultation with the relevant curator or conservator. In such cases, or if you wish to research extensive collections or especially large-format works, please contact us in advance.
Reference library at the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings)
Works from the reference library at the Kupferstichkabinett can be consulted in the study room by prior appointment only. The library contains literature on prints and drawings from the Middle Ages to the present day as well as on codicology (the study of manuscripts) and illuminated manuscripts. Inventory: ca. 31,000 volumes, 6 periodicals.
The inventory of historical books (ca. 3,500 volumes, including 284 incunabula) is part of our art collection.
Tuesday to Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm
Closed Monday, Saturday, Sunday
Please note the revised opening times of our study-room during November and December 2015:
Tuesday – Friday, from 9 am to 12:30 and 1:30 – 4 pm.
On Friday, December 18, 2015 the study room will close at 2 pm due to an internal meeting.
During the holiday season our study room will remain closed from December 24, 2015 until January 4, 2016.
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424201
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266424214
Director: Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schulze Altcappenberg
Deputy Director: Dr. Holm Bevers
Café and restaurant at the Kulturforum
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266428501
Bookshop Walther König
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 2655 8643