The library of the Institut für Stadtgeschichte (formerly the Stadtarchiv / municipal archives) is a specialist academic library concentrating on the city of Frankfurt am Main. The library collects all manner of literature and publications relating to the history of Frankfurt, including grey literature in the form of brochures and the records of the city’s associations and clubs.
The holdings include printed source material on German history, reference works and above all literature on specific topics such as election and coronation, the National Assembly of 1848 and Nazism. The library currently holds some 70,000 volumes and 770 subscribed periodicals.
Standard works and works of reference are available in the reading room, which also has computers for accessing the catalogues of the museum libraries and the archives.