The library of Deutsches Tanzarchiv Köln comprises a reference collection currently made up of approximately 13,000 titles on all German and international dance-related topics, among them rare books from as far back as the 16th century and a large number of dissertations. 85 current specialist journals as well as an archive comprising approximately 16,000 issues complement this comprehensive source of information.

Currently, the library has 3 viewing stations where visitors can look at one of 6,500 films from the collection of Deutsches Tanzarchiv Köln by prior arrangement.

An OPAC of the library, archive and film inventories is available for on-site research.