Leo Frobenius Library of Cultural Anthropology


IG Building, Basement Q6, 0.615, Telephone: 069/798-33248 

Opening times
Tuesday to Friday:  11.00 – 16.00

The library is open again as normal: Circulation/return, reading room, workstations and copier/scanner are available. If you wish, you can send us your borrowing requests in advance by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will then notify you when the media are ready for pickup.

For the accessibility of the building and the applicable Corona regulations, please refer to the Goethe University homepage (https://www.goethe-university-frankfurt.de/87665295/General_Information?locale=en). 


Any interested person is welcome to use the collections of the library in the reading room.
The regulations of the Leo Frobenius Library of Cultural Anthropology apply.
- Employees and students of the university
- Members of the Frobenius Institute, the Weltkulturenmuseum and the Frobenius Society
- Residents of Frankfurt and its environs 

Regional foci: Africa, America, Indonesia, Oceania
Thematic foci: Prehistory and early history, cultural history, rock paintings, material culture, anthropology of religion
Size of collections: 134,050 volumes (by December 2020), 500 current journals and series, 1,800 films 
Partner institutions: Exchanges with more than 185 institutions worldwide 


- Online catalogue
- Card catalogue (literature to 1993)
- Information sheet on the database for anthropologists 

Particular features
- Monographs are catalogued by means of a detailed thesaurus
- The catalogues contain articles from collected volumes and journals