The Library provides researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics as well as interested scholars and artists with literature, scientific information and audiovisual media in the fields of aesthetics, music, psychology, literature and cultural studies.

Our services include advice on how to find and access books, articles and electronic ressources, information about copyright issues and publishing via Open Access as well as knowledge management.


Neuer Artikel erschienen? Am Touchscreen in der Bibliothek können Sie durch versch. Journals browsen.


Über Streaming-Dienste und in der Musikbibliothek finden Sie sowohl einzelne Musikstücke als auch komplette Alben.




Access to Digital Resources outside of the Institute

To access our digital resources from outside the institute, please use the following URL: Travel Magic




Kerstin Schoof


Head of Library

+49 69 8300479-640



Phone: +49 69 8300479-645

Book Service and Document Delivery
(MPIEA-staff only):

Opening Hours

Monday / Wednesday to Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.

The library is open to scholars, researchers, students, artists and other interested persons in the areas of aesthetics, music, language and literary studies as well as neuroscience.


Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

Grüneburgweg 14
60322 Frankfurt

Service and Information

We kindly ask new users of the library to register at the information desk on their first visit. Books cannot be borrowed or taken outside the library. It is possible to take copies respecting copyright regulations.

For further information please consult the Terms of Use