Portal des Österreichischen Volksliedwerkes

We fulfil song and sheet music wishes, handing over archive material for musical use. The Archives of the Austrian Folk Song Institute is a reference library, making the documents available for scientific examination in the reading room.

We issue ordered books immediately in the reading room. A large set of reference books containing the most important song books and reference works is available for you to use in the reference area.

You have the opportunity, subject to copyright, to make copies of sheet music and texts in the library, provided there are no conservational reasons to the contrary.

Tuesday - Wednesday: 9 a.m.  - 12 a.m.

Thursday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Appointments by arrangement: archiv[at]volksliedwerk.at

Reading rooms at Heldenplatz and Papyrus Museum

Due to filming, the reading rooms at Heldenplatz and the Papyrus Museum will be closed from Friday, March 1, from 3 p.m. until Saturday, March 2, at 3 p.m. Thank you for your understanding.

State Hall and Augustinian Reading Room

Due to filming, the State Hall will be closed from February 27 until March 12, 2024. 

The Augustinian Reading Room will be closed from February 27 until March 8, 2024. During this time, no books can be provided from the collection in the State Hall. As a substitute, the Reading Room of the Collection of Manuscripts and Old Prints (Josefsplatz 1 in the left wing of the building, Manuscripts Staircase 2nd floor) will be available during regular opening hours.
Thank you for your understanding.