Modern knowledge center

The site at Heldenplatz is the central service facility of the Austrian National Library. Here you can find printed material published from 1851.With five reading rooms and 420 individual places to read in a stimulating atmosphere, it provides the perfect place for students, researchers and interested individuals. Furthermore, by buying a day ticket or annual membership card, you have complete access to our wide range of library services, to the Internet and to subscribed databases, as well as electronic magazines.Our librarians will be happy to advise and provide support with scientific research.

DBIS - Databases Information System

Discover over 5000 full-text search, special databases

The ideal present for special occasions

Anniversary and Birthday Newspapers

Women’s and gender studies

How to find gender-specific ressources

roter Faden der Ariadne (Garnrolle)
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 current special exhibition "IMAGE POWER POLITICS. Yoichi Okamoto. Post-war photography icon" can be seen until Sunday, February 25.

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.