Facts & data
The main building of the Folkwang Library sits on the Essen-Werden Campus right next to the main building of the university. The library has two other branches, one in Duisburg and one in the Theaterzentrum Bochum. All branches are closed at the moment due to the ongoing pandemic. For more information see FAQ about the library in times of Corona and Folkwang Corona information.
Apart from the online services the library - usually - offers access to about 200,000 items on the shelves. These include books, journals, music, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, VHS and even a few audio cassettes.
Our main topics are music, performing arts, design and education, however, holdings cover other subjects, too. At the moment, we cannot give you access to the items on the shelves but hopefully, you will have an oportunity to visit the library in person during your time at Folkwang.
The library building
The main building of the library in Essen-Werden was opened on the 19th of September, 2012, after three years of construction. The building was designed by Max Dudler. See more informatione here.
The library team
We may be working behind closed doors and from home but we are there for you. Please send us an email at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de if you have any questions. We are happy to help.