Our library is public and available free of charge to everyone interested in art.
Barrier-free-access: Please contact us in advance either by calling or by email.
You need a library ticket to order media and loan them out. Also valid are library tickets from other IDS association libraries (NEBIS, IDS University of Zurich, Basel/Berne, Lucerne, St. Gallen). Those studying at the University of Basel can use their student ID in place of a ticket. It is possible to register HERE or in the library itself at the lending desk. Please remember to bring your ID with you in order to register.
Our library offers you:
In our freely accessible reading room you will find reference works, basic literature and magazines. Most of the media are kept in closed storerooms and need to be ordered in advance via the online catalog Swissbib. Please note the following collection times:
Ready to collect from
4.00-9.00 a.m. next morning
10.00 a.m. the following day
Our library stocks some media available for home loan, and others that can only be viewed in the reading room. The online catalog Swissbib provides information on the availability of individual items.
You can collect media from the University of Basel library here. When ordering via Swissbib please make sure you select “Kunstmuseum” as the collection point.
You can return media from the following libraries to us:
Yes, you can submit suggestions for new acquisitions > HERE.
St. Alban-Graben 10
Tel. +41 61 206 62 70