The library of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum

The library of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum is the largest publicly accessible special library in the areas art and cultural history, ethnology and folk art as well as local and regional history of the German language areas. Since 1962 the library in cooperation with the German Association for Art History (Deutscher Verein für Kunstwissenschaft) publishes the bibliography “Schrifttum zur deutschen Kunst” (Bibliography of German Art), converted to an electronic database in 2003, accessible via web-catalogue ( Selected works are being digitalized and published as full-text on the internet ( The library also supports the open access publication of scholarship produced by the Museum.