The museum is home to a specialized scientific library with a collection focused on cultural studies, ethnology, anthropology and related disciplines. It contains over 50,000 media units, such as monographs, journals, essay collections and valuable unique items.
The archive of the painter and composer Walter Spies with about 750 documents (autographs, photographs, books, journals, DVDs and CDs) can be consulted by appointment.
The library is a reference library, i.e. books and periodicals cannot be borrowed but only consulted onsite in the reading room from Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The use is free of charge; the complete collection can be searched via the online catalogue.
In order to provide you with the best possible service, we kindly ask you to register in advance.