Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Issue of Reader’s Cards for the library and photographic archive:

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For initial registration please bring a passport or official ID and appropriate proof of academic or professional qualifications or, if a student, your student ID or proof of university registration.

Scanning / photocopying

Scans can be made on two self-service book scanners and saved to users’ own USB sticks; one scanner has an integrated DIN-A-4 black-and-white printer. Scanning is only possible with a prepaid card (copy card) available at the entrance desk.

Assistance with scanning in room 121:

Monday – Friday
3:00 pm – 4:45 pm


The library of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte is a reference library with limited access.  It primarily serves scholarly research and, further, professional activity and education.

The majority of the holdings is directly accessible in open stacks. On four magazine levels the books are arranged according to a classification consisting of thematic and formal sections.