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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 Friday: 9 am to 1 pm, please inform us beforehand by phone of your intention to visit

Library information desk

Phone: +49 30 266426820
E-Mail: 

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: Regine Knopp, (Dipl.-Bibl.)
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

Use

Reference library, reading room with 4 desks

Technical equipment

Black-and-white photocopier

Catalogues

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)