Since 1971 the library of the German Maritime
Museum has collected literature concerning German maritime history in its
international involvements. Numerous acquisitions, extensive donations
and the exchange of publications with, currently, more than 150 national
and international institutions have meant that the inventory has grown
to approximately 80.000 titles. About 370 magazines and periodicals are
subscribed to and kept up-dated. The spectrum of available literature ranges
e.g. from the oldest German textbook on the theory of navigation (1578)
to the most important classic works of shipbuilding of the early modern
period and modern literature concerning issues such as satellite navigation
questions or construction details of high-speed ferries.
The inventory can be freely consulted
in the reference library, and is organised according to an alphabetical
OPAC (Online-Public-Access-Catalogue) and a classified
online-catalogue, including a key-word register for easy access.
The online catalogues contain the complete inventory.
Visitors to the library can make
use of technical equipment such as copying machines, reading devices for
micro-film and –fiches, and online workstations. The in-house photo service
produces reproductions at reasonable rates.
Library Opening Times
Tuesday to Thursday: 10
h to 16 h, Friday: 10 h to 14 h.
- Bibliothek -
Tel: +49-471-48 207 22/44
FAX: +49-471-48 207 55