The Iron Library Foundation is an international hub for research into engineering history. Visitors can consult the collection of iron-related publications on the premises.

A unique collection

The Iron Library shelves in Klostergut Paradies contain an unparalleled and extensive thematic collection. The library has over 40,000 publications on the subject of iron. The collection is still growing, gaining another 500-odd books every year. The library has been open to the public since 1952 and contains classic works from great names like Isaac Newton to more recent specialist publications.

Research hub and source of inspiration

Scientists and researchers can use modern workspaces set among the rare and valuable works. The library’s stock is managed using an online catalog, which is also available to the public for research purposes. Precious handwritten manuscripts cannot be viewed by the public, but have been scanned and are available in digital format.