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Archaeological Library

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

Please note that until further notice, only restricted use of the reading and study rooms of the Kunstbibliothek is possible. Read more

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


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

Admin: Simone Wilde
Phone: +49 30 266425801

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.


Technical equipment

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


Electronic catalogues: