Archaeological Library

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

Current information

It is no longer compulsory to wear a mask covering mouth and nose in the reading rooms and study rooms. Time-slot tickets are also no longer required.

However, we still ask you to register before your visit.

The reading room of the Archäologische Bibliothek in the Archäologisches Zentrum will be accessible from 9 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday.

Please note that from 5 pm to 8 pm, only the materials on the publicly accessible shelves can be consulted. The retrieval of literature from the stacks or the issuing of library passes is restricted to the library’s service hours, 9 am to 5 pm.

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

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: