We are so pleased to be able to begin preparations to reopen the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in accordance with the safety regulations instituted by the state of Berlin. For the moment, we are still closed. But we will provide more information here soon.

Bibliothek im MEK

Library of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen

Museum Europäischer Kulturen
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Im Winkel 8
14195 Berlin

Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 1 pm. Other dates by arrangement. Use only by prior appointment by telephone.

Library information desk

Phone: +49 30 266426820

Public transport connections

Underground U3 (Dahlem-Dorf)
Bus X 11, X 83 (Dahlem-Dorf); 101 (Limonenstraße); 110 (Domäne Dahlem)

Scope and holdings

Specialist library of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen
Collection policy decider: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Tietmeyer
Library management: Carola Kohler
Collection areas: European ethnology, folk art, German and European cultural landscapes, cultural anthropology, agricultural history, life cycles, children’s literature, literature for teens, school textbooks (especially 19th-century), popular prints (incl. pictorial broadsheet collection), cultural contacts, migration, textile techniques/clothing, folk song, folk tales, and the history of comics.
Holdings: more than 52,000 volumes, 161 currently subscribed periodicals


Reference library, reading room with 4 desks

Technical equipment

Black-and-white photocopier


Electronic catalogues: OPAC of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (contains titles acquired after 2003)
Traditional catalogues: Alphabetical card catalogues (ordered according to PI and RAK); systematic catalogues (with indexes)