The library of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld is a specialized art library that can be used by anyone interested free of charge and independently of a visit to the museum. The approximately 40,000 exhibition catalogs, encyclopedias, monographs, holdings catalogs of other museums and periodicals can be used on site. Borrowing is not possible. The focus is on literature on the various art genres from Classical Modernism to the present. A photocopier can be used. The library is a member of the Working Group of Art and Museum Libraries (AKMB).

Do you want to know what magazines you can find in our library? Use the ZDB journal database for online retrieval.
The journals at the shelfmark Z 401 are located in the external warehouse. If you need one of these magazines please register your need with Tania Müller

Opening hours

Tue and Thu 14 – 18
Wed 11 – 13 and 14 – 18
and by arrangement
closed on holidays

Please note that the opening hours of the library differ from those of the museum.

From 17.06. Until 05.07.2024, the library can only be used by appointment due to exhibition construction and dismantling. Please make an appointment.

Contact person:
Tania Müller
Phone 0521.3299950-18

New acquisitions