Continuing the mission of Kunsthalle Basel to promote knowledge and curiosity about international art, the library of the Basler Kunstverein is free and open to the public. It houses an impressive selection of 30,000 books and catalogs on topics related to contemporary art and subscribes to 35 different magazines of art and culture.

  • Opening hours
    The library is temporarily closed. The loan periods are automatically extended until the library is open again. Please do NOT put any books in the mailbox.
    Tue/Thurs 9 am–12:30 pm and 1:30–5 pm
    (outside opening hours by appointment)

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