Historical Collection (before 1850)

The room where is located the historical collection (books before 1850) is closed from 23 May (12.00 pm) to 1 July 2019. The reason are construction works and the cleaning of the books. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this.

It will then be possible again to consult the books by contacting a library staff member. For better organisation, you can send us your request via email to:

Important announcement

There are new rules in place for consulting volumes of the Reading Room History: due to mould contamination, books located on shelves Hb-Hz, J, K, L, as well as 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 12.00. 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.

New services offered

A scanner is now available at the entrance of the library. Users may autonomously scan library material and upload it to a USB flash drive.

Address and contact

German Historical Institute in Rome
Via Aurelia Antica, 391
I-00165 Roma

How to reach us

Reading Room History
Email: bibliothek[at]
Phone: +39 06 660492-44

Reading Room History of Music
Email: musikbibibliothek[at]
Phone: +39 06 660492-33