Temporarily closed

According to the current instructions of the Federal Council, the library will remain closed from 16 March to 19 April 2020.

No fees will be charged for returns delayed as a result.

The Kunstmuseum Basel’s library doubles as the library of the University of Basel’s Department of Art History. It is also open to all readers interested in art.

Its holdings encompass ca. 163,000 works. Foci of the collection include literature on the history of painting, drawing, and sculpture from the late Middle Ages to the present with a special emphasis on fifteenth- and sixteenth-century art from Germany and the Upper Rhine region, as well as monographs on individual artists and literature on the methodology of the study of art and theories of art and visual culture.

In its 170-year history, the library has also accumulated a significant collection of historic books. Ca. 200 journals and yearbooks keep readers up to date on the contemporary arts scene and recent art scholarship; the most important periodicals are available in the reading room.



Opening hours

Mo–Tu 10.00AM–06.00PM
We 10.00AM–07.00PM
Th–Fr 10.00AM–06.00PM
Sa–Su closed

Apr, 9 2020

10.00AM–01.00PM

Apr, 10 2020

closed – (Easter)

Apr, 13 2020

closed – (Easter)

May, 1 2020

closed – (International Worker's day)

May, 21 2020

closed – (Ascension)

May, 22 2020

closed

Aug, 17 2020

closed – (Summer Holidays)

Aug, 18 2020

closed – (Summer Holidays)

Aug, 19 2020

closed – (Summer Holidays)

Aug, 20 2020

closed – (Summer Holidays)

Aug, 21 2020

closed – (Summer Holidays)

Aug, 22 2020

closed – (Summer Holidays)

Aug, 23 2020

closed – (Summer Holidays)

Aug, 24 2020

closed – (Summer Holidays)

Aug, 25 2020

closed – (Summer Holidays)

Aug, 26 2020

closed – (Summer Holidays)

Aug, 27 2020

closed – (Summer Holidays)

Aug, 28 2020

closed – (Summer Holidays)

Dec, 24 2020

closed – (Christmas Eve)

Dec, 25 2020

closed – (Christmas Day)

Dec, 26 2020

closed – (St. Stephen's Day)

Dec, 27 2020

closed

Dec, 28 2020

closed

Dec, 29 2020

closed

Dec, 30 2020

closed

Dec, 31 2020

closed




Contact

KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL
BIBLIOTHEK
St. Alban-Graben 10
CH-4010 Basel
Tel. +41 61 206 62 70
kunstmuseum-bibliothek@unibas.ch