Library of the OeAW

The library of the OeAW is a public access hub for writings of the Academy and universities from all over the world. Its total holdings include around 400,000 volumes, almost 12,000 scientific series and journals, as well as microfilms, CDs, DVDs and other electronic media.

Using the library


Materials can be ordered online and are provided for use in the reading room. Books can be borrowed, and the library also offers interlibrary loans, assistance with literature searches, support for research and scanning and copying services.



Students of the university course in Library and Information Studies and students at the Fachhochschulen (universities of applied science) can undertake an internship at the OeAW. Please send applications to bibliothek(at)


Library, Archive, Collections: Information & Service
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
1010 Vienna
T +43 1 51581-1600

opening hours:

Reading room
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
A-1010 Vienna

Mon - Thu 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fri       9 a.m. - 1 p.m.