The library of Kunsthaus Zürich has no large stock of old or bibliophile books and other prints. Normally the library does not purchase rare editions, collectibles or other valuable works.
Nevertheless, the library owns some libri rari. They are all individual pieces, which did not come into the library as part of an existing collection or by systematic collecting. In most cases, the titles, which now have become rare and valuable items and are counted among the libri rari, have once been acquired as normal inexpensive new books. Besides this there are gifts and as a rare exception also the purchase of a valuable title in connection with an exhibition at the museum.
Libri Rari can be used during the morning in the reading room of the library. Please register in advance and make an appointment:
Tel.: 0041-44-2538-531 oder 532