Library of the Chair

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The library of the Chair consists of approximately 40,000 volumes. The focus of our collection is on Italian and French Renaissance, on history of garden architecture, monument preservation, urban development history, historical building research, and architectural history of the Rhineland and Meuse region.

The library is located in the Reiffmuseum. There are around 35 reading desks available. Students can borrow up to ten books for a maximum of two weeks.

If you would like to browse our library virtually, take a look at our institute catalog.


Latest News

From October 25 to 28, the library cannot ... on-site studies. Loaning media is possible after pre-ordering via e-mail (until 3 pm the day before), returns can be done at any time during the opening times.

Opening times:

10am to 12noon
2pm to 5 pm

Tuesdays to thursdays
10am to 1pm
2pm to 5 pm



On-site Study

Please make your reservation 24 hours in advance via Reservations are only valid when confirmed by the library. First come, first serve!

Mondays to thursdays
10am to 11:20am
11:30am to 12:50pm
2pm to 3:20pm
3:30pm to 4:50pm

Returning and loaning media is possible without booking an appointment.


Luisa Faust, B.A.

Phone: +49 241 80 94794
Fax.: +49 241 80 92314