Room for studies
Opening Hours

Closed on Monday 
Tue and Thur 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please note that due to the construction work taking place you must make an appointment if you wish to use the library facilities. Call +49 (0)40 – 428 131 244 or email

Presentation of illustrated books and artist`s books:

Tue and Thur  2 to 5 pm. Please make an appointment if you wish to use this service.
Unfortunatly no books will be issued Tue and Thur between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Phone  +49 (0) 40 - 428 131 244 / 245
Fax  +49 (0) 40 - 428 131 883
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