How can I conduct research using the museum’s archive, collections, and library?

Our Reading Room is open to the public. You can also research using our library’s holdings and some of our collection’s holdings online. To view additional holdings, please contact the responsible curators.

Our museum has a library with holdings related to Jews in Germany, art, and culture, as well as numerous reference works. Some 20,000 volumes are accessible in our public stacks and other holdings can be requested from their location. You can learn more about their history and the focuses of our collection on the library’s web page on our website.

For information on requesting materials, on our library’s online catalog, other online research options, media equipment, accessible databases, and opening hours, please see our web page for the Reading Room.

The holdings of our archives can also be used on request (for contact details, see the archive page).

You can browse some of our museum’s collections online at (only in German). Individual holdings are also cataloged in finding aids, which you can use for your research: Finding aids at (only in German).

You can find more information on the focal points of our collections and the responsible contact people in the Collections area on our website.