Library / 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.

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.  It is also possible to view original graphic works and photographs.

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

The newly designed reading room has 38 workplaces and a reading lounge and is directly accessible from the entrance hall.

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

Opening Hours
Reading Room
Tue. to Sun. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Information T +49 201 8845 312

Library and Book Stacks
It is possible to view our books and catalogues after registration Tue–Thur between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Librarian: Dagmar Hoffmann
T +49 201 8845 171
dagmar.hoffmann@museum-folkwang.essen.de  

Library / Reading Room

Library / Reading Room