The library of the Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum is a specialized library that has grown over time to encompass valuable old scientific collections and modern technical literature. It serves the scientific and educational work in the museum and is open to the interested public as well. The library houses approximately 30,000 media units, including monographs, journals, videos, and CD-ROMs. It is being developed and maintained in keeping with the interests and nature of the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum and its exhibitions.
A few focal points of collection for our range of media:
- Literature on the history of the Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
- Natural sciences
- Health education
You may arrange in advance to use the library's physical resources in the reading room, where computer-equipped desks, copiers, and a wide ranging collection of reference works are available. Videos are loaned out.
Our online catalogue lists all the library's works on the history of the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum and much of the library's entire holdings. Retrospective cataloguing and new acquisitions are steadily expanding and updating the data bank. The holdings not yet covered online can be found in card catalogues.