The library holdings largely include publications from the Academy Press and publications from academies around the world. You can access the terms for using the library here


Our library catalogue. Here you can search both the physical holdings of the OeAW (BAS:IS and OeAW institutes) and numerous electronic resources. You can easily and conveniently order the literature of your choice online with a membership card.


Electronic resources

Here you will find access to the e-resources that are free for OeAW employees. External users can only view these resources in our reading room.

Electronic resources

Proceedings of the Imperial Academy of Sciences

The following links provide access to the already digitized and freely available articles (work in progress), which can be retrieved by means of different search functions.

Linked Cat+

Digital Collections of the OeAW

Interlibrary loan

A service that is available to all affiliates of the Academy. Books and magazines can be ordered from libraries in Austria and abroad. The orders are subject to our Interlibrary Loan Terms - Fernleiheordnung

Open Access Fonds

BAS:IS manages the Open Access (OA) Fund of the OeAW, which supports Open Access publications by OeAW affiliates.

Open Access Fonds



Opening hours:

Monday – Thursday 9:00-17:00
Friday 9:00-13:00


Austrian Academy of Sciences
BAS:IS - Library, Archive, Collections: Information & Service
Bäckerstraße 13 / Stiege B
1010 Vienna
T +43 1 51581-1600

Postal address:
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
1010 Vienna