The HfG library, with approximately 6,000 volumes and journals, constitutes a unique collection of literature on environmental and design matters in the 1950s and 1960s. The focus is on the social sciences, philosophy and psychology, regional planning, architecture, design and technology, semiotics, and cybernetics. In addition, there are basic works on mathematics, the natural sciences, history, and a selection of fiction. Among the journals are complete back copies of architecture and design periodicals, as well as political and cultural magazines.
This inventory of works from the past is complemented by a small library dedicated to the HfG and history of design. It is not possible to take books away from the reference library. However, study areas and photocopying facilities are available.