Tue, Wed, Fri 11 a.m. to 5.p.m.
Thur 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed on Monday
Presentation of illustrated books and artist`s books:
Tue, Thur, Fr 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Unfortunatly no books will be issued Tue and Thur between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
The Library will be closed for renovation work from 3 December 2013 to 31 March 2014. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Phone +49 (0) 40 - 428 131 244 / 245
Fax +49 (0) 40 - 428 54 - 2482
The reference library of the Hamburg Kunsthalle is the most important specialist art library in north Germany.
With over 165 000 volumes, it provides an exceptional source of information, particularly about areas covered by the Kunsthalle's own collection.
The strengths of the collection
artists' monographs, especially critical catalogues raisonnés
exhibition and collection catalogues
Approximately 1.000 artists' books of the twentieth century, 2.000 illustrated books of the 15-19 centuries anthologies: collections of smaller exhibition catalogues of living artists, about whom it is otherwise difficult to access information auction catalogues and catalogues of works in store, a unique collection of eighteenth-century auction catalogues 295 current periodicals bibliographies and reference works a collection of newspaper cuttings about the activities of the Kunsthalle