Library 2018 photo Kerstin Cmelka
Library, 2018, photo: Kerstin Cmelka


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.


Library catalogue

Furthermore, 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 hours

Monday – Wednesday: 10 am–noon, 1–5 pm
Thursday: 10 am–noon, 1–7 pm
Friday: 10 am–noon, 1–6 pm

Between semesters: Tuesday to Thursday 10 am–noon and 1 pm–4 pm

Terms of Use

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


Judith Leitz (Head), Marcus Stacey, Dorothee Vaas (Head)


Dürerstraße 10
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Telephone: +49 (0)69 60 50 08-34