Library & Media Lounge

Video Art and Music Collection as well as over 60,000 publications on art, design and architecture!

The ZKM | Library and the ZKM | Media Lounge invite you to come and discover the Video Art Collection and Music Collection as well as over 60,000 publications on twentieth and twenty-first century art, design and architecture.

The Laboratory for Antiquated Video Systems is affiliated with the department ZKM | Wissen and is one of the world's leading laboratories for video restoration.

White hearing seats with a monitor

Opening Hours



Media Lounge

Monday closed closed
Tuesday–Friday 10.00 am–7.00 pm 10.00 am–7.00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 1.00 pm–6.00 pm 1.00 pm–6.00 pm


The library is closed between Christmas and St. Three Kings.



Access to the Library and the Media Lounge, which are located on the first floor, is via the foyer.


Search for books, magazines, newspapers and digital publications.

Discover the video works of the ZKM | Collections!

Events and Publications (Selection)

Restoration Project / Art- and Technical-Historical Research Project / Exhibition / Publication

Library & Media Lounge

Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe

Tel: +49 (0) 721/8100-1700
Fax: +49 (0) 721/8100-1709