aspect-ratio 10x9 The communal library of HfG Karlsruhe and ZKM

The communal library of HfG Karlsruhe and ZKM, Photo: Hannah Cooke (© Hannah Cooke, HfG Karlsruhe)

The communal library at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) and ZKM holds a comprehensive collection of standard literature and current publications. The library currently has around 66,000 books and media, in the areas of art, philosophy, design, architecture and media art, among others. Additionally to its focus on art, photography, graphic design and application software, the library also holds special collections in advertising design, editorial design, photography and multimedia design. Newspapers and journals can be found on the newspaper shelves. There are computers, a scanner and a card-operated copy machine available for use in the library.

The current inventory can be searched through OPAC. HfG and ZKM members require prior registration to borrow.


Library Opening Hours and Contact

The library is open for the following hours and is accessible through the ZKM entrance:
Tuesday to Friday 10am–7pm, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 1–6pm
T +49 (0) 721 / 8100 1717or -2009


Library Head, Acquisition, Journals

Petra Zimmermann


Acquisition, Cataloging, Publication Exchange

Christiane Minter


Cataloging, Interlibrary Loan,

Regina Strasser