Our bricks-and-mortar library gives anyone interested in design access to a specialised collection of publications dealing with all aspects of design. It comprises approximately 10,000 books and numerous magazines from Germany and abroad and thus provides a wealth of information on specialist topics from a wide range of design disciplines. See our online catalogue for details of the entire collection.

please note:

Our library in the Haus der Wirtschaft reopened on 19 May 2020 in compliance with the current hygiene regulations.
Please arrange an appointment with our librarian, Ms Harich, at least one day in advance. For further information, click here.

Our main areas of focus are:

  • Industrial design and product design
  • Communication design and graphic design
  • Interior design and furniture design
  • Fashion design
  • Textile design
  • New media
  • Architecture
  • Game design

Details of the collection are available in our online catalogue.

If you can’t or don’t wish to visit the Design Library in person, please get in touch by phone or mail. We will provide the required information in the same way. We can also conduct brief thematic searches for you on request.

Contact the librarian for further information:
Telephone: +49 (0)711-123 26 37
Fax: +49 (0)711-123 27 71

Our opening times from 19 May 2020:
Tuesday to Thursday: 9.00 to 11.30 and 12.30 to 15.00
Friday: 9.00 to 13.00
The Design Library is not open to the public between 11.30 and 12.30.