The Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek (KMB / 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)
Get to the KMB website here.
Address: Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Cologne
Access through the southern entrance, Filmforum NRW
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 2020 (11 a.m.–4 p.m.):
January 11.+ 25.
February 8. + 29.
March 14. + 28.
May 9. + 23.
June 6. + 20.
July 4. + 18.
August 1., 15. + 29.
September 12. + 26.
October 10. + 24.
November 7. + 21.
December 5. + 19.
Find all opening hours here.
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.