The Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek (Art and Museum Library) is one of the largest public libraries for modern art and photography worldwide. As a public reference library it provides its users access to literature, informational material, and photographs of art from the middle ages to the present. Its areas of emphasis include:
- Art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
- Image production in the media of photography and film
- Art of the BeNeLux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg)
Holdings on Art from the Middle Ages to the Present
Address: Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Cologne
Hours: Monday 2–9 p.m., Tuesday–Thursday 10 a.m.–9 p.m.,
Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Consultation about the collections is available until 5 p.m.
Additional opening hours on Saturdays (11 a.m.–4 p.m.):
March 3. and 17.
April 7. and 21.
May 5. and 26.
June 9. and 23.
While all the publications in the online catalogue of the library have been confirmed, the auction catalogues and minor writings must be requested on site, in the reading rooms.