Library / Reading Room


Visitors, academics, students and pupils have access to a holding of more than 50,000 works. This includes book, catalogues, journals and special publications on painting, sculpture and graphic arts, photography, posters and contemporary art. 

The Museum Folkwang’s library is a reference library. All media is available in the reading room and can be organized thematically.

Online Catalogue
You can access the book holdings of Museum Folkwang here:
Online Catalogue

It is possible to view our books and catalogues after registration Tue–Fri between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Julia Bartlewski
Kerstin Boettcher
T +49 201 8845 312

Reading Room

The Museum library’s book holdings have been merged and are centrally accessible, directly from the entrance hall, in a bright reading and study room. This can also be used outside museum opening hours. It is also possible to view original graphic works and photographs.

Opening Hours
Tue to Fri 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Information T +49 201 8845 312

View of graphic works and photographs
Please contact Julia Bartlewski for further information
T +49 201 8845 312

Reading Room, Photos: Jens Nober