Mon to Thurs 9 am to 3 pm only by appointment via e-mail or telephone.
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Holdings and specialist collections:
The library of anthropology is situated in a historic villa on the banks of the River Main and currently holds some 56,000 volumes and 90 subscribed periodicals. These are publications in German and other languages on anthropology in general, especially scholarly publications relating to the departments of the museum - Africa, America, Australia/Oceania, South-East Asia and Europe. Publications on modern non-European art and children’s and youth books addressing ethnological issues are also available, as are original editions of children’s and youth books from countries represented in the museum collections. Audio recordings and grey literature are also collected and archived here.
Publications on anthropology and ethnology in general, recently acquired books and current journal issues can be consulted freely in the magnificent reading room with its period cornicing, parquet flooring and fireplace.