Online Catalogue History

Important announcement

There are new rules in place for consulting volumes of the Reading Room History: due to mould contamination, journal volumes dated up till 2016 will be only be handed out once a day.
For this reason a request for the books must be made before 11.00 in the library, via email to bibliothek[at], or by telephone on 06-66049240. The desired volumes will subsequently be available from 14.00. Contaminated books are not available to read and it is not possible to make photocopies of them.
We thank you for your collaboration and understanding.

Research Tips

  • Enter the beginning of the title always without an article.
  • Always search for the author and the editor in the order "last name, first name".
  • "Keywords" are terms at any point in the title.
  • With "subject headings" you consult the thematical subject index.

Historical Collection (before 1850)
For the purpose of preservation, ancient books are located in a separate room. In order to consult a publication preceding 1850, please speak to a library staff member. For better organization, you can send us your request via email to: bibliothek[at] From 1 December 2017 these books may only be consulted in the reading room while using the protective equipment available in the library.

If necessary we recommend consulting the online catalogue Music History .