Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek der Stadt Köln

Established in 1957, the ‘KMB’ Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek comprises well over 500 000 documents, which makes it one of the largest public art and museum libraries for modern art and photography in the world. With the aid of the Document Delivery Service, this reference library is able to place its holdings at the disposal of the region and beyond.
The KMB’s rich stock covers a great diversity of items on visual art from the Middle Ages to the present day. The Collection specialises in twentieth and twenty-first-century visual art, photography, the art of the Benelux countries, and the applied arts and design.

Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek der Stadt Köln
Kattenbug 18-24
50667 Köln
Readingroom in the Museum Ludwig and in the Museum of Applied Arts Cologne
+49 (0)221 221 22438

Database: Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek der Stadt Köln

The catalogue ( documents all the KMB stocks catalogued to date and grouped under the categories of Monographs, Stock and Exhibition Catalogues, Congress Proceedings and Papers, Gallery and Auction Catalogues, Journal Titles and current Journal Subscriptions, CDs, Dossiers on Artists and on Institutions/Firms with small-scale Publications, Trade Catalogues, Journal Essays, Invitation Cards, Press Cuttings, Photographs, Posters, Evaluations of Auction Catalogues, etc. Of the KMB’s total stock of Dossiers, exceeding 100 000, about one fifth has been catalogued to date.
Records: 25204
Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek der Stadt Köln