Donations to the Austrian National Library

Donations to the Austrian National Library

Unsolicited donations received will be handled in the following way by the Austrian National Library:

  • The Austrian National Library reserves the right to make further use of these donations.
  • These will only be made available if they meet the collection guidelines of the library.
    See:  Collection guidelines
  • Special prints will only be made available if these meet the collection guidelines and the library does not own the work or the newspaper in which the article concerned was published.
  • Donations not made accessible by us will be passed on to the libraries of universities in Vienna, depending on the subject covered.
  • The Austrian National Library does not generally return donations for administrative and cost reasons.


If you would like to send us books, please use the following adress:
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
Team Erwerbung
Josefsplatz 1
Postfach 25
1015 Wien

Reading rooms at Heldenplatz and the departments

Due to maintenance work, the reading rooms at Heldenplatz and all departments will be closed from Thursday, July 25 to Monday, August 5, 2024.

Due to the shutdown of the ordering system, no media orders can be accepted from Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 4 pm to Friday, August 2, 2024, 4 pm. The first book collection will take place again on Monday, August 5, 2024.

State Hall

Due to an event, the State Hall will be closed on August 28, 2024.