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 →Corona-FAQ (library) and →Folkwang Corona information.
Apart from the →online services the library 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.
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
Please send us an email at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de if you have any questions. →We are happy to help.