The Art Library (Kunstbibliothek) in the Sitterwerk holds around 25,000 volumes on art, architecture and their history. A substantial portion of this collection was assembled by Daniel Rohner. Material and casting technology as well as materials research forms a further focus of the collection. This inventory is available to the public as a reference library. The Library is housed in one space along with the Material Archive. Exhibitions that revolve thematically around the connections between book, art and material also take place here at loose intervals.

Sitterwerk Catalogue


Welttag des Buches

Auch 2018 ist das Sitterwerk wieder beim «Welttag des Buches» mit dabei. Mit einer lockeren Auslegeordnung zum Thema «Der Stoff, aus dem die Bücher sind» kitzeln wir für einmal alle ...

April 23, 2018 Event date: 09.00 to 17.00


The Sitterwerk Catalogue with New Functions

You can now access our online catalogue with subtle, but significant improvements. At


Roboter in Bibliotheken? – Ein Gesprächsabend in der Kunstbibliothek

[Bitte in "english" übersetzen:] In englischer Sprache
Was machen Roboter, digitale Tools und RFID-Technologie zwischen Bücherregalen? Können mit ...

November 23, 2017 Event date: 19.00


From A to Z (minus Q, X, and Y)
André Tavares as Guest in the Depot of the Sitterwerk Art Library

October 31, 2017

In the depot of the Sitterwerk Art Library ...


Orphan Papers
An exhibition by Izet Sheshivari with the Sitterwerk Art Library

November 12, 2017, to January 28, 2018  




If you have special enquiries or requests, please contact Roland Früh in advance of your visit.

Kunstbibliothek | Roland Früh
Sitterwerk | Sittertalstrasse 34 | CH-9014 St.Gallen
T. +41 71 278 87 08 | roland.frueh[at]