Library of the Institut für Museumsforschung

Institut für Museumsforschung
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
In der Halde 1
14195 Berlin

Opening times by appointment only

Monday to Friday: 10 am to 4 pm
Please make an appointment.

Library information and appointments

Phone: +49 30 266426910
E-Mail: ifm-bibliothek[at]

Public transport connections

U-Bahn U3 (Podbielskiallee oder Dahlem-Dorf)
Bus: X83 (Dahlem-Dorf); 101 (Limonenstraße); 110 (Im Dol oder Drosselweg)

Scope and holdings

Specialist library for all museological interests
Collection policy decider: Dr. Patricia Rahemipour
Library manager: Ursula Wallmeier
Collection areas: museology, state cultural policy, museum guides, all topics of relevance to the museum as a public institution
Holdings statistics: approx. 35,000 volumes, approx. 90 currently subscribed periodicals (as of late 2023)


Reference library, 4 desks

Technical equipment

Black-and-white photocopier, private laptop-use possible


Electronic catalogues: OPAC of the Staatliche Museen zu BerlinDatenbank-Infosystem, Zeitschriftendatenbank,
Traditional catalogues: alphabetical card catalogue (all items acquired before 2002 systematized according to RAK); shelf catalogue