Archaeological Library

Archäologisches Zentrum
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 6
10117 Berlin

Opening hours for reading room and open-shelf library
By appointment during these times: Mon–Fri 9:00–20:00

To make an appointment and for library inquiries, please contact:
Tel.: 030 / 266425820

Staff
Collection policy decider: Dr. Franz Bischoff

Admin: Simone Wilde
Tel.: 030 / 266 42 5801

Visitor desk: Patrick-Raymond Aldéa

Scope and holdings
Archaeological Library
Collection areas: Egyptology, Near-Eastern archaeology and Oriental philology, classical archaeology, epigraphy, literature on prehistoric cultures of Europe and the ancient Near East up to the Middle Ages, papyrology, conservation and restoration, the archaeology of Sudan, and publications by the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Holdings statistics: approx. 150,000 volumes.
Historical book collections: 6000 volumes.

Use
See User Guidelines and Terms of Use [Download PDF] of the Kunstbibliothek
Reference library, largely open-shelf, by appointment/prior registration only, reading room with 24 desks, orders available at issue desk in 30 to 45 minutes.
Rare books: Rare books and manuscripts are usually only available one day after ordering.

Technical equipment
Colour photocopier/scanner, microfiche reader, CD-ROM databases, online databases, photographic reproductions to order.

Catalogues
Electronic catalogues: OPAC of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin (contains titles acquired after 1995), database information system, periodicals database