THE DAM LIBRARY
30,000 VOLUMES ON ARCHITECTURE ACCESSABLE
The DAM maintains a well-stocked reference library on Hedderichstrasse 108-110, which has been open to the public since 1989. The museum library contains more than 30,000 publications on architectural history from 1800 to the present day. Reference texts such as lexicons, manuals, bibliographies, biographical compilations and topographically oriented architectural guides form the core of the library’s collection. Architectural theory is a key area of focus – ranging from Walter Ryff's 1547 edition of Vitruvius to Alberti, Serlio, Scamozzi, Piranesi and exponents of classical modernism as well as contemporary authors. The almost complete collection of monographs published on German architects since 1900 is a further focal area in the library – complemented by monographs on foreign architects who are relevant to the field of architecture internationally or in their respective countries. Alongside the historical collections the DAM currently holds 70 international magazines and annuals. Special collections include the libraries of architects such as Max Cetto, Ernst May and Mart Stam bequeathed to the museum. Once a year, the library serves as the stage for the award ceremony of the DAM Architectural Book Award, which honors the best architectural books of the year.
The library of the DAM is member of the network of Frankfurt museum libraries (Verbund Frankurter Museumsbibliotheken), which provides on its website access to all associated museums' catalogues.
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Opening times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The use of the Library at other times than indicated can be arranged with the librarian.