In this special library for art-historical and ethnographic literature as well as related fields of study, approximately 550,000 volumes are available to all who are interested; books can be viewed at the different locations upon request. The holdings profile is closely oriented on the collection profile of the museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. The holdings are by and large searchable online and include a host of openly accessible subject-specific electronic resources. First-class databanks relating to specific disciplines allow for further in-depth research.

Kunstbibliothek at the Residenzschloss Dresden

Further libraries at the Residenzschloss

Numismatic library at the Münzkabinett

A specialized library within a specialized library: The comprehensive holdings on all numis-matic categories – coins, medals, paper money and more – as well as a significant historical collection, comprising works from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, provide the basis for studying and researching individual numismatic topics and for learning about more than 2600 years of coins, money and thus also art and cultural history.

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Book Holdings in the Study Hall of the Kupferstich-Kabinett

Reference works, collection catalogues and artist monographs linking to the collection hold-ings of the Kupferstich-Kabinett serve as aids or research tools for visitors to the study hall who have come to view or study original artworks, which are presented upon request.

The Ethnographic Library

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