Art and Museum Library - City of Cologne

The art and museum library is worldwide the largest of its kind in the fields of modern art and photography. It has a dual function as the research library for the museums in Cologne in the field of general art history and as the city's public art library.

• Archive Werner Kittel
• Bookart of the 20th and 21st Century
• Collection Female Artists
• Artists dossiers
• Rheinisches Bildarchiv – Photographic Collection
• Collection of Newspaper articles about Art and Culture

Reading room at Museum Ludwig:
Heinrich-Böll-Platz / Bischofsgartenstraße 1
50667 Cologne

Reading room at Museum für Angewandte Kunst:
An der Rechtschule
50667 Cologne

Dr. Elke Bippus

Opening Hours:
Reading room at Museum Ludwig: Mondays 2.00pm – 9.00pm, Tuesday to Thursday 10.00am – 9.00pm, Fridays 10.00am – 6.00pm, every 2nd week Saturdays 11.00am – 4.00pm
Reading room at Museum of Applied Art: Tuesday to Friday 11.00am – 5.00pm