52070 AACHEN
T +49-241-47980-40

Di - So  10.00 uhr - 17.00 uhr
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Magnificent reading room

Visit our library with its impressive ceiling paintings – and its inventory of approx. 55,000 books on art from the Middle Ages to the mid 20th century.

Research or simply browse

In the library of the Suermondt Ludwig Museum – in the magnificent former salons of the Villa Cassalette – you will find our inventory of books and the assistance of a competent librarian. In the peaceful and pleasant atmosphere of one of the most beautiful reading rooms in North Rhine-Westphalia, you can obtain information, do research, write, learn, or simply browse. Particularly for teachers and pupils, the library is a perfect place for extra-curricular learning. Whether you are preparing lessons, project papers, research papers or exams, or consolidating a visit to the museum – you'll find a wealth of texts and images here as well as competent assistance in locating information in the literature or on the Internet. Our doors are open to all lovers of art.


Patrick Mauriès: Das Kuriositätenkabinett
Birgit Schumacher: Pferde. Meisterwerke des Pferde- und Reiterbildes
Jurgis Baltrusaitis: Das phantastische Mittelalter
Hans Belting: Die Erfindung des Gemäldes
Caterina Limentani Virdis: Flügelaltäre
Antje Southern: Himmlische Frauen


A major part of our inventory is recorded here (recognisable by the "Zweigstelle" "Aachen Suermondt Ludwig" in the "Exemplarinformation". If you are unable to find something, this doesn't mean that we don't have it. Requests for specific titles can be submitted in advance. A reservation is advisable, as some of our inventory is outsourced.


The library is accessible whether you are visiting the museum or not, admission is free of charge and requires no advanced booking.

As a rule, lending of books is not possible.

Connections for laptops and a black-and-white photocopy machine are available.

Opening hours

Tue - THU 12 am - 5 pm
Fri 10 am - 1 pm
Closed on public holidays

Please note: The library stays closed:



Graduate Librarian

Tel.: +49 241 47980-29