Library, 2018, photo: Kerstin Cmelka

Current Measures

The library is open to staff and students of the Städelschule. It is possible to browse the shelves, search and borrow media, and use the photocopier.

Unfortunately a longer stay in the library is not yet possible.

For the purpose of tracing chains of infection, attendance lists must be kept. According to the rules of data protection, these lists are deleted after three weeks.

For our external users : please search our online catalogue or contact the library team via email or telephone.


The collection in the Städelschule library is aligned with the range of courses on offer and the main focuses of individual classes. It comprises international publications in fine art, sculpture, painting, film and photography as well as monographs by contemporary artists and exhibition catalogues. It also has an extensive selection of books on architecture. Another focal point of the collection is publications by professors and graduates of the Städelschule plus its students. The collection is supplemented by a related press archive. The library also has key literature on art theory and philosophy to accompany relevant seminars at the Städelschule.

Only people affiliated with the Städelschule may borrow books. External visitors may not take books out of the library building.


The library’s collection can be researched in the Frankfurt Museum Libraries’ online catalogue.
Search guide to our online catalogue (pdf)

Overview of all the e-books licensed by the Städelschule library: title list

For additional literature research in Frankfurt am Main, please use the search portal of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.

Opening times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10 am – 12 noon, 1 – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 – 12 noon, 1 – 4 pm
Friday: 10 am – 1 pm

Semester break:
Tuesday – Thursday: 10 – 12 noon, 1 – 4 pm

Terms of Use

The Terms of Use can be downloaded here (pdf).


Dorothee Vaas, Judith Leitz, Lyudmyla Yatsyna, Heike Häcker
Dürerstraße 10
60596 Frankfurt am Main

Telephone: +49 (0) 69 60 50 08-34


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