Legal deposit - Dépôt légal

The deposit of so-called “library copies” continues to serve a cultural need today. The aim of this law is to ensure the complete documentation, as far as possible, of published work in Austria. A legal deposit regulation for the Austrian National Library (formerly the Court Library) has demonstrably existed since 1569.

Alert
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.