Admission to the library is included with the museum ticket.

It goes without saying that the thread of our collection is the history of the regional leather and shoe industry, shoe technology and shoe making methods, tanning and leather processing and related subjects. The archive section houses a wealth of historical professional literature, trade journals, (digital) documentation material and audiovisual media.


  • No material is lent out; however, there is opportunity for scanning. The exception is fragile works.
  • Photograph without flash and for your own use only.
  • It is possible to request materials in advance by mail or phone.
  • Food and/or drink is not allowed in the Knowledge Center.
  • Coats and bags are not allowed in the Knowledge Center.
  • Lockable lockers are available in the checkroom on the first floor.