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Archaeological Library

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

Please note that the reading and study rooms of the Kunstbibliothek will be closed from 16 December 2020 until further notice. Read more​​​​​​​

To make an appointment and for library inquiries, please contact:
Phone: +49 30 266425820
E-Mail: 

Staff

Collection policy decider: Moritz Böhme
Telefon: +49 30 266425800
E-Mail: m.boehme[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

Admin: Simone Wilde
Phone: +49 30 266425801
E-Mail: 

Visitor desk: Patrick-Raymond Aldéa
E-Mail: 

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

Technical equipment

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

Catalogues

Electronic catalogues: