The Library

with 21,000 media sources
View of the library shelves.
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (A. Laurenzo)

Our Museum Library

Our special library is located in the Pinakothek der Moderne building and can be accessed via the entrance on Türkenstrasse. It contains around 21,000 media sources on the history of applied art and design as well as on the relevant areas of the museum’s collection. These include monographs, reference works, catalogues, and journals. Click here for the online catalog.

The library is unfortunately not open to the public and the media are not available to borrow. If you are carrying out research, however, you are welcome to arrange an appointment to visit us on site. To do so, please email us giving your name, research project and any literature you require at:

The picture shows the library with high ceilings, glass windows and blinds. On the left are filled bookshelves.
View of the library.
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (A. Laurenzo)
The picture shows the library with a gray floor and large windows. On the right in front of the window are workstations with black tables and chairs. There are also two seats at tables at the end of the room. On the left you can see white, open shelves with publications.
View of the stairs leading to the first floor of the library.
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (A. Laurenzo)

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Two participants are chatting on the terrace of the Pinakothek der Moderne. They are sitting on light green chairs. On the concrete wall in the background is the.
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Photo: Die Neue Sammlung