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Library of the Museum für Islamische Kunst

Museum für Islamische Kunst
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
(access via Archäologisches Zentrum)
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 6
10117 Berlin

Opening times by appointment only
Monday to Thursday: 10 am to 4 pm
Friday: 10 am to 2 pm

Library information desk

Phone: +49 30 266425820

Profile and holdings

Reference library of the Museum für Islamische Kunst
Collection policy decider: Dr. Martina Müller-Wiener
Collection areas: literature on art, the decorative arts, archaeology, architecture, and the cultural history of the Islamic world, from the 7th to 19th century, with a focus on the Near East, Iran and Central Asia
Holdings statistics: approx. 30,000 volumes, 57 currently subscribed periodicals


Use only in exceptional cases and by appointment only, reference library, reading room with 4 desks


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