General Information

Reading Room

The Reading Room, available to all museum visitors, offers further information on the manifold themes introduced at the Jewish Museum. The Reading Room’s holdings are based on a generous donation of 3,000 books by Leila and Dr. Karl Ribstein of Munich, supplemented by a collection of books on the history of Jews in Munich, Jewish religion and Jewish culture. Also available are reference books and recent publications, biographies by Munich Jews, and a comprehensive collection of exhibition catalogues from Jewish museums around the world. Children’s books and literature for young adults, as well as comics round out the selection.


Visitors who want to use the Jewish Museum's library can do so free of charge. Please ask for a "reader's badge" at the information counter.

Study Area

Supplementary information on Jewish history and culture in Munich can be accessed via multimedia terminals in the study area on Level 01. A multimedia program created by the online editors of the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation, and the biographical database of Munich Jews, 1933-1945, compiled by the Munich City Archives, is supplemented by further research material and interviews with contemporary witnesses.

A small cabinet exhibition area provides a glimpse into the collections and offers further information on themes introduced by the Jewish Museum.

Copies of current exhibition catalogues are available in the reading section.

The Study Area has been made possible through the generosity of Dirk Ippen, publisher, Munich.

Literaturhandlung Bookshop

Literaturhandlung bookshop at the Jewish Museum Munich

The bookshop at the Jewish Museum Munich, run by Rachel Salamander, offers a selection of specialist literature and fiction, as well as contemporary ceremonial objects. Exhibition catalogues, postcards and CDs are also available.

St.-Jakobs-Platz 16, 80331 Munich
Tel :+49 +89-2800135
Fax:+49 +89-281601