Iron Library

The Iron Library, a foundation of Georg Fischer AG, Schaffhausen, is an international forum for research into the history of technology. The library's books and periodicals, which focus mainly on iron, are available to users on our premises.

Iron Library

A unique collection

The valuable collection of the Iron Library in Klostergut Paradies offers an in-depth perspective like no other in the world. The collection comprises over 40 000 publications that deal with topic of iron and it continues to grow by about five hundred books annually. The collection – which has been open to the public since1952  – includes classics by masters such as Isaac Newton as well as specialized literature of modern times.

Research Forum and Inspiration Space

Academics and researchers have access not only to rarities and valuable treasures, but also to modern workstations for their research activities. The entire library collection is available to the public   in an online catalogue. Valuable manuscripts that are not publicly accessible have been scanned for viewing purposes.