Facts and Figures


(as of 30 April 2024)

Total inventory: Nearly 110,500 catalogued media

  • Nearly 70,000 musical scores, including complete editions, commemorative editions, orchestral parts and chamber music from all periods as well as pedagogical scores and sheet music.
  • More than 26,000 books on the central topics music, dance, theatre, drama and literature as well as the history of culture and the arts, pedagogy and media studies. Numerous reference books on the central topics of the library, literature in several languages.
  • More than 9,300 audio-visual media, primarily LPs, videos, CD Roms, CDs and DVDs.
  • 140 ongoing specialist yearbooks, periodicals, journals and newspapers.
  • Special stocks, including bequests from Friedrich Gulda, Josef Laska and Helmut Schiff, many valuable facsimiles and historical publications as well as the music archive of the AKM (more than 10,000 scores in our catalog)

Focal points of the collection

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Literature
  • Pedagogy, psychology
  • History of culture and the arts, cultural studies