The archive might be termed the “memory” of the OeAW and its research units. 1.8 kilometres of shelves store literary estates, personal files, correspondence, minutes and many other writings as well as research and didactic texts.



General literature on the history of the Academy can be found here; basic information on the holdings can be gleaned from this overview. If you have specific enquiries or would like to order materials, please contact 


Archive material can be studied in our reading room. Usage information can be found here.


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

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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.