REDESIGNED READING ROOM OF THE MARTHA COOPER LIBRARY

  • by Jacob Paulsen

You can find our reading room in the first floor (on the level of the gallery) it is open

Tuesday 10:00 am – 3:00pm and

Thursday von 12:00 am bis 3:30pm

We used the closing time for the museum renovation to redesign the MCL reading room. As you can see in the pictures, a photo of Martha Cooper and a plaque about the MARTHA COOPER LIBRARY as well as a reference to the Stiftung Berliner Leben were added to the room. Furthermore, some pictures show the way in which the foundation’s projects and workshops are connected to the museum – more about this can be found under Education and Outreach. There is also a new signage on the door to welcome visitors. We would like to remind you of the free use of the library. Find out more on the official library page.

ABOUT THE MARTHA COOPER LIBRARY

The MCL specializes in literature on street art, graffiti, and urban art since 1960. Here, the holdings focus significantly on style writing from the 1970s onward in the U.S. tradition, starting in Philadelphia and New York. Against the background of Martha Cooper as an ethnographer, however, literature on historical graffiti should not be missing.

read more here

USAGE INFORMATION

Who can use the library?

The library is available to anyone over the age of 18 who would like to learn more about graffiti and street art.

Library catalog

In the library catalog (OPAC) you can search the media stock of the library, independent of time and place.

Registration

To use the library, you must register. For this purpose you must show your identity card. By registering, you accept the library’s rules of use. After registration you will receive a user card and a temporary password, which must be changed the first time you log in to your user account.

User account

You can access your user account via the library catalog. You will need your user number and password to log in. After logging in, you can order media from the closed stacks to the reading room.

Workstations

For studying and working we provide four workstations as well as a computer for research.

The use of the library is only possible with confirmed registration.

CONTACT AND DIRECTIONS

Librarian:
Eveline Wilson

Library Director:
Dr. Hans-Michael Brey

Martha Cooper Library at URBAN NATION Museum
Bülowstr. 7
D – 10783 Berlin
T: +49 30 4708 2834
+49 173 6494243
MCL@stiftung-berliner-leben.de

Directions:
Subway: Line U1, U2, U3, U4 (U Nollendorfplatz)
Bus: 106, 187, M19 (U Nollendorfplatz)

The Martha Cooper Library is a project of Stiftung Berliner Leben