The library of the International Music Institute Darmstadt (IMD) was established in 1948 in order to bring together a comprehensive collection of important works of new music. Until today, it offers scholars as well as musicians an exceptional material resource. The collection contains over 40.000 scores, program booklets, books, anthologies, lexicons, music periodicals, and a comprehensive LP and CD collection. The adjacent archive also contains valuable and unique historic documents in sound, text and image.

Library Opening Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 10-12, and by appointment.



Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD)

Nieder-Ramstädter Str. 190

D-64285 Darmstadt

Claudia Mayer-Haase | T +49 6151 13 3091

Jürgen Krebber | T +49 6151 13 3093

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Using the library

Scores, Books, CDs may be checked out during the opening hours at the library (except for the reference collection) and may be used in the library's reading room with advance notice (10 work desks)

Archive collections may only be accessed with advance notice (reference collection)