Willkommen in der Bibliothek der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden


Run as a reference library, this facility makes around 55,000 individual items and a total of 112 journal titles available to both Academy affiliates and interested outside visitors. Library users benefit from a constantly updated, well-structured media inventory focussing on the fields of art history, media art, painting/graphic art/sculpture, architecture, conservation, philosophy, costume design and stage setting. Currently under development, the media centre provides technical equipment required for the use of new media and keeps its own media collection, which essentially consists of artist résumés, art documentation, recordings of performances put on by performing arts classes and documentation of in-house projects, conferences and courses.

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Güntzstraße 34
01307 Dresden
Tel: 0351 4402-2118
Fax: 0351 4402-2122

Barbara Lenk - Leiterin der Bibliothek
Tel. 0351 4402-2121

Christine Posegga - Bibliothekarin
Tel: 0351 4402-2119

Opening hours during semester break 01.08.2015 - 09.10.2015
Monday to Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: closed


The Library's History:

When the Academy was first founded the students used the Royal Library. It was only at the beginning of the nineteenth century that an independent Academy Library was established. In 1894, when the Academy moved into the new building on Brühlsche Terrasse, the Library comprised 4,400 volumes.

On 13 February 1945 the Library was gutted by fire and the whole of the modern book collection was lost. The historical collection had been removed and stored elsewhere and so survived intact. However, very little of the collection ever returned to the Academy, being transferred instead to the Central Arts Library of the State Art Collections in Dresden.

In 1990, thanks to special funding, the rather meagre stock was rapidly expanded. The Library was modernised to bring it in line with contemporary library standards through the implementation of a new cataloguing system and computerisation