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 catalogues on topics related to contemporary art and subscribes to 35 different magazines of art and culture.

  • Access via Klostergasse 5
    CH – 4051 Basel
    T +41 61 206 99 06
  • Opening hours
    Tue/Thu 9 am–12:30 pm and 1:30–5 pm
    (outside opening hours by appointment)

You can see the books recently acquired by the Basler Kunstverein here.

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Library Stack is a living collection of independent ebooks, audio files, videos and digital documents being published within the fields of contemporary art, design, media studies, cinema, architecture and philosophy.

Edcat is a digital catalogue for art editions and publications bringing together artists, publishers, researchers, collectors and distributors.