German Trade Fair Library

The German Trade Fair Library, which is part of the Institute of the German Trade Fair Industry, is open to the public. With around 9,800 publications, it is the largest collection of literature in Germany in the field of trade fairs, conferences and events. It is located in Berlin. Every year we welcome up to 300 visitors, lend more than 500 works and handle more than 600 research requests. 

The library is available to everyone free of charge – both on-site and via the online catalogue. We collect and archive technical and specialised literature, industry-specific journals and articles, research works, works on the history of the trade fair industry, trade fair catalogues in Germany and of course all the AUMA publications. The German Trade Fair Library is an established resource for research conducted by professors, lecturers and students as well as by business managers. 

We support your research on-site, by phone or by e-mail by identifying and lending works – and also we offer expert advice, copying services and online work stations. 

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  • Media searches in the online catalogue 
  • Media searches in the open-access shelves
  • Media searches in the historical collection
  • Lending services
  • Interlibrary loan in Germany 
  • Online workstations 
  • Copying service on-site and by online order
  • Compiling literature lists 

Online catalogue of the German Trade Fair Library

The collection

AUMA publications
Books, brochures and studies also available as downloads – 130 items

Newspapers and journals
A steadily expanding archive of articles and industry-related journals (entire annals) – around 5,900 articles. 

Trade fair, conference and event industry journals

CIM, Conference & Incentive Management
The European Magazine for the Meeting and Incentive Industry
T&M Media GmbH & Co. KG, Darmstadt
Published: 6 x per year

Convention International
Das Fachmagazin für Veranstaltungsplaner
H.W.G. Verlag & Werbung, Neuwied
Published: 6 x per year

Fachmagazin für Event-Marketing
MM-Musik-Media GmbH & Co. KG, Köln
Published: 6 x per year
ISSN 0949-9504

the magazine for meetings, fairs, incentives
Werbe- und Verlags-Gesellschaft Ruppert mbH, Frankfurt/M.
Published: 5 x per year

Exhibition World
The Magazine for the Global Exhibition Community
produced in partnership with UFI
Mash Media, London/UK
Published: 5 x per year

KünzlerBachmann Verlag AG, St. Gallen
Published: 9 x per year

m+a report
Das Messemagazin
m + a Verlag, Frankfurt am Main
Published: 8 x per year
ISSN 0723-3361

Aktuelles für Messe- und Event-Entscheider
m + a Verlag, Frankfurt am Main
Erscheinungsweise: every 14 days

Die Fachzeitschrift fürs MICE-Business
Verlagshaus Gruber GmbH, Eppertshausen
Published: 6 x per year

Messe & Event
Europäisches Magazin für erfolgreiche Präsentation & Stand-Design & Werbung & Marketing & Medien & Catering & Eventtechnik & Kongress-Business
Published: 6 x per year

Trade Fairs International (TFI)
TFI-Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Starnberg
Published: 6 x per year
ISSN 1437-4250

TW TagungsWirtschaft
The Global Magazine for Meeting, Incentive and Event Professionals
m + a Verlag, Frankfurt am Main
Published: 7 x per year
ISSN 0342-7951

UFI Info
Newsletter for UFI-members

Customer magazines from German trade fair companies

Geschäftskundenmagazin der Westfalenhallen Dortmund
Westfalenhallen Dortmund GmbH
Published: 1 x per year

Essen Affairs
Magazin der Messe Essen
Messe Essen GmbH
Published: 2 x per year

KMK - Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH
Published: 2 x per year

Messe Stuttgart - Mitten im Markt
Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH
Published: 3 x per year

Das NürnbergMesse Magazin
NürnbergMesse GmbH
Published: 3 x per year 

Tempo, Tempo
Das Magazin der Messe München
Messe München GmbH
Published: 2 x per year

Research works 
970 theses and dissertations 

Technical and specialised literature 
New books (trade fair, event, conference-related) and independent publications – more than 1,700 works

Historical collection
Historical works on trade fairs dating back to 1780 (440 volumes)

Trade fair catalogues
For international and national trade fairs in Germany - the last two years

Borrowing rules 

Most of the collections at the German Trade Fair Library are available to the public with open-shelf access. You can check out works on-site by showing your ID card or passport, and also online. Works ordered online can only be sent to addresses in Germany. Each title will show the options available. Please check our catalogue before placing orders online. 

We would like to provide you with the fullest use of our library and the best possible support. So please phone or write to us beforehand to notify us of your visit:
Phone: +49 30 24000-143

You will find all the details about library privileges in our user regulations.

The AUMA Messelexikon

The trade fair industry has its own vocabulary and many specific terms. The German AUMA trade fair lexicon explains everything from “Aufplanung” and “Marktprivilegien” to “ZVU” in clear and precise language. This compact reference work is valuable not only to newcomers and students but also to industry experts.





AUMA – German Trade Fair Library
Littenstraße 10, 10179 Berlin

Closed until further notice!

Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9 am to 3.30 pm

Tuesday, Thursday
10 pm to 5 pm

or by special arrangement

Please schedule an appointment!

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