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Our library offers experts, interested parties and students no less than 55,000 books, small publications and essays and also workplaces in a quiet atmosphere. Through subject-related keywords, you can find the contributions to the sepulchral culture you are looking for quickly and specifically, even in literature from other disciplines. The numerous historical sources and funeral sermons, which are kept in the library's storeroom, should be emphasized. Approximately 50 journals are kept up to date and provide answers to questions about the sepulchral culture.

For quick and easy research, the library has a new online catalogue in which all titles from the museum's special collection and subject area can be searched for in a targeted manner. The new online catalogue is not only a valuable information pool, but also a mouthpiece for the library and our research. It provides information about new publications, additions to the holdings and special features of our archives as well as their opening hours. Neither registration nor membership is required to use the online catalogue. Our holdings are freely available to all interested parties; students, experts and laypersons are invited to use this unique collection.

We do not lend out articles, but you are welcome to order copies of articles in DIN A4 at 0.26 EUR each, plus postage.

Opening times

Tuesday to Thursday

10.00 am – 12.00 pm

12.30 pm – 3.00 pm


10.00 am – 1.00 pm


Please note that our library can only be used by appointment!

The Library will be closed from 7th to 25th september 2020.

Music Archive

The music archive includes a collection of monographs, sheet music and CDs. The CDs can be listened to in a small music room attached to the library rooms. The entire collection can be searched via the library's online catalogue, but has its own keywords. Use of the music archive and the CD room is only possible by appointment.

There is no loan of the music collection.


Dipl.-Bibl. Isabel von Papen

Position: Library and music archive

Telefon: 0561 / 918 93 21

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New in the library

For all fans of the series we have a new addition to announce:

Death in Supernatural: Critical Essays

The Supernatural series has been around for 15 years. Deaths are numerous here. The viewer encounters ghosts, zombies, reapers. The book examines the ways in which we deal with dying and death.

ISBN 978-1-4766-6861-1


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Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedhof und Denkmal e.V.

Zentralinstitut für Sepulkralkultur

Museum für Sepulkralkultur

Weinbergstraße 25–27
D-34117 Kassel | Germany
Tel. +49 (0)561 918 93-0