Kunsthaus Zürich

In the Library

The library offers extensive information for everybody interested in modern art. All media can be used within the reading room of the library free of charge and without registration. Most of the books and journals can be borrowed home up to three month. Please read our loan conditions for further details.

Reading room & stacks

In the reading room are reference works on art history and adjacent areas  as well as the current issues of most of our journals. These media can not be borrowed and should be used in the reading room. In the new items display we always show new books and exhibition catalogues.

All other media are in closed stacks and can be ordered with the provided order slips at the circulation desk or directly through the online catalog. Orders from the stacks are ready in a short time (usually no more than 15 minutes). Orders for the same day are accepted until 17:45.

Multimedia Study Area

In the multimedia study area there are four workstations available. Here you can use the electronic media of the library (analogue videos, DVDs, vinyls, audio CDs, CD-ROMs).


In the library there are 10 PC workstations available to search in our online catalogue or other catalogues and databases. Internet access is unrestricted and free for all library visitors, but should not be used for commercial or illegal activities, for playing or chatting. All other 24 places in our reading room are equipped with power and network connections for laptops. Internet access is the same as on the computers of the library.

In the library it is possible to make black and white as well as color prints or copies.

Prices for copies and prints :




CHF 0.20

CHF 1.00


CHF 0.20

CHF 1.00

Scans (self service):

Scanning to USB drives is free of charge.

Looking into the reading room of the library
Looking into the reading room of the library