Study room opening times
Monday from 14:00 to 20:00
Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 to 16:00
Library information desk
Telephone: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 4141
Telefax: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 4199
Library stores manager: Rainer Öhlmann
Collection stores manager: Daniela Kratz
Scope and holdings
Specialist research library with Collections on the cultural history of fashion and dress.
Collection areas: international costume and fashion history, dance, theatre, cultural history.
Holdings statistics: 40,500 volumes (as of December 2010), extensive collections of illustrations and photographs.
Historical book collections: approx. 13,000 volumes. See detailed description in ‘Handbuch der historischen Buchbestände in Deutschland, Österreich und Europa’ (online edition).
Reference library, study room with 40 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.
Inter-library loans: International Standard Identifier for Libraries and Related Organisations. (ISIL): B 11, loan region BER = Berlin and Brandenburg only; transfer of paper media only.
Colour and black-and-white photocopiers, microfiche reader, photographic reproductions to order.
Traditional catalogues: Alphabetical card catalogue (all items acquired before 1994 systematized according to the ‘Prussian Instructions’, a historical cataloguing system).
Inventory catalogue: Inventory catalogue of the Lipperheide Costume Library, revised by E. Nienholdt and G. Wagner-Neumann, Berlin 1965, 2 vols.