The public library

The library of the Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe ranks among Germany's major publicly-accessible museum libraries.

This library of works on art and cultural history is originally the product of the collections of the Baden margraves, especially under Karl Friedrich (1728-1811), who built a separate area at the palace to house the library as well as the collection of coins and other objects.

The holdings of over 73,000 volumes includes monographies, catalogues and minor works as well as audiovisual and electronic media. It also features over 700 magazines and journals, of which there are current subscriptions for around 310.

The focal points of the collection are literature on early and ancient history, the antiquity, numismatics, sculpture, artisans, ethnology, cultural history and catalogues from exhibitions, collections and art dealers all over the world.

Both an alphabetical card catalogue as well as an online system (OPAC) document the library's holdings. The OPAC lists all acquisitions since December 2000 as well as all of the existing catalogue that has been electronically entered to date.

The library is a reference library only; books cannot be lent out.

If you have questions, please contact the library employees, who will be glad to assist you.

Opening hours and contact

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10-12 a.m., 2-4 p.m.

Birgit Wendel
Tel: +49 (0)721 / 926 6523


Research (OPAC)

Use our Online Library Catalogue for your research.