Library of the Kupferstichkabinett

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Matthäikirchplatz 8
10785 Berlin

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday: 9 to 12 am and 1 to 4 pm

Please make an appointment in advance if possible.

Study Room Information

Johanna Lange
Phone: +49 30 266424240
E-Mail: jo.lange[at]

Scope and Holdings

Reference Library of the Kupferstichkabinett

Head of collection policy: TBD
Collection areas: Literature on the history of printmaking and the art of drawing from the Middle Ages to the present, and on the art of calligraphy and manuscript illumination
Collection statistics: approx. 31,000 volumes
Historical book collection: approx. 3,500 volumes, including 284 incunabula (part of the museum’s art collection)


Resources may only be used in the study room; reference library


Digital catalogues: OPAC of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (contains titles acquired after 2003)
Traditional catalogues: alphabetical card catalogue