De Kunstenbibliotheek brings together the collections of KASK, S.M.A.K., Design museum Gent, STAM, HISK and the Ghent Guides under one roof. It is a specialised visual arts library with a focus on contemporary art, design, Ghent and urbanity.
The collection contains more than 100,000 exhibition catalogues, monographs and reference works on art history, art theory, philosophy, drama, performance, film, photography, architecture, landscape architecture and design. On top of that, you can consult the exceptional artist book collection by appointment.
De Kunstenbibliotheek offers several pleasant places to study and read. Relevant trade journals and extensive databases can be consulted on site.