Lipperheide Costume Library

Matthäikirchplatz 6
D-10785 Berlin

Study room opening times
Monday from 14:00 to 20:00
Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 to 16:00

Library information desk
Telephone: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 4141
Telefax: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 4199

Library stores manager: Rainer Öhlmann

Collection stores manager: Daniela Kratz

Scope and holdings
Specialist research library with Collections on the cultural history of fashion and dress.
Collection areas: international costume and fashion history, dance, theatre, cultural history.
Holdings statistics: 40,500 volumes (as of December 2010), extensive collections of illustrations and photographs.
Historical book collections: approx. 13,000 volumes. See detailed description in ‘Handbuch der historischen Buchbestände in Deutschland, Österreich und Europa’ (online edition).

See User Guidelines and Terms of Use [Download PDF] of the Kunstbibliothek;
Reference library, study room with 40 desks, orders available at issue desk in 30 to 45 minutes.
Rare books: Rare books and manuscripts are usually only available one day after ordering.
Inter-library loans: International Standard Identifier for Libraries and Related Organisations. (ISIL): B 11, loan region BER = Berlin and Brandenburg only; transfer of paper media only.

Technical equipment
Colour and black-and-white photocopiers, microfiche reader, photographic reproductions to order.

Electronic catalogues: OPAC of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin (contains titles acquired after 1995), database information system, periodicals database,

Traditional catalogues: Alphabetical card catalogue (all items acquired before 1994 systematized according to the ‘Prussian Instructions’, a historical cataloguing system).

Inventory catalogue: Inventory catalogue of the Lipperheide Costume Library, revised by E. Nienholdt and G. Wagner-Neumann, Berlin 1965, 2 vols.