Visualization of the new museum library of the Jewish Museum Frankfurt

Our Museum Library

The History, Religion, and Culture of Judaism

Welcome to the Jewish Museum Library, specializing in the history, religion, and culture of Judaism. It houses publications on religious history and the history of ideas since ancient times, cultural and economic history, anti-Semitism and Zionism, as well as reference books on the state of Israel. The library has multifaceted regional literature that also makes it special among Frankfurt’s libraries. As a museum library, it also contains numerous exhibition and art catalogues. In addition to books and historical journals, audio-visual media are also available, particularly on topics relating to the museum’s individual exhibition areas.Information on the library collection items is also accessible via the online catalogue.

The library stock can be accessed via the online catalog.

The Jewish Museum library has a new and spacious home in the museum’s “Lichtbau.” In addition to quiet workplaces for researchers, we offer a cozy reading corner for museum guests and visitors specifically interested in the library’s holdings. Children and young people are also very welcome here. Picture books, novels, comics, and graphic novels on every aspect of Judaism are available. You can find out more about the museum’s new library in our collection overview.

Rare Books and Archival Material

In the reading room, visitors are invited to view historical documents and photographs (the archive) as well as rare and valuable library volumes. Access is available during the library’s opening hours as well as by previous arrangement. Please register for an appointment at:
For questions about our library and its holdings, contact
Tel. Reading Room: 069 – 212 77 448

Library in the Jewish Museum

Opened today: 10:00 – 18:00

  • Tue-Sun
    10 AM - 5 PM


  • The entrance to the library is free.


The library is fully accessible.

Library in the Jewish Museum
Bertha-Pappenheim-Platz 1
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: + 49 (0) 69 212 77448

Plane route

Public transportation

U1, U2, U3, U4, U5, U8 (station Willy-Brandt-Platz)
Tram 11, 12 (station Willy-Brandt-Platz)