We are so pleased to be able to begin preparations to reopen the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in accordance with the safety regulations instituted by the state of Berlin. For the moment, we are still closed. But we will provide more information here soon.


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 contact us beforehand by phone or e-mail

Library information desk

Phone: +49 30 8301462
E-Mail: v.heyden[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

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: Axel Ermert
Library manager: Vera Heyden
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 2017)


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, Artdiscovery.net
Traditional catalogues: alphabetical card catalogue (all items acquired before 2002 systematized according to RAK); shelf catalogue