Guides + Guests

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We offer guided tours every Wednesday from 1:30 pm. Please book in advance (in person, by mail or by phone).
We inform about using the library, explain the catalogue search and answer your questions.
Meeting point: lending & information desk on the ground floor.

Of course you can set up individual appointments, please contact us personally or write to


The library supports your professional research. Guests are welcome and can use all media in the rooms of the library during the opening hours. Loan is not possible.

A copier and a book scanner are available for copies.

You can use all films and CDs at the viewing and listening places on the upper floor.

Please note the current opening hours!


Opening times

Lecture period

Monday - Thursday
10 am - 6 pm
10 am - 3 pm

Lecture-free period

Monday - Thursday
10 am - 4:30 pm
10 am - 2 pm



Rheingasse 8

50676 Köln

Fon:+49 - (0)221 - 20189 - 160
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