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Book orders made easy


How do I get a book, magazine or newspaper?
Ordering is very easy. Order the desired item via our » catalogue QuickSearch. Enter your user ID and password, which you received when your day ticket or annual membership card was issued, in the signing-in form. Simply click on Request when the book’s full record is displayed. Please use the Comment field to provide details of the volume/year – and month in case of newspapers – for works consisting of several volumes. Then click again the Request button.

How many volumes can I order at one time?
You may order a maximum of 10 volumes at one time.

Where do I obtain the works ordered?
At the book issue desk of the respective reading room.
The signature of a piece of work – shown via the link Get it/Request Options – provides you with information about the place of handover.

  • You can obtain holdings with the format specifications A to C from the book issue desk opposite the Main Reading Room.
  • Holdings with the format specifications D to F, as well as special holdings (Neu Sond/Neu AV) are provided at the issue desk in the basement floor.

You can find a detailed list of other issuing locations on the » list of site keys.

When will the ordered works be available to me?
Two hours after ordering.
Last pick-up:
6 p.m. Monday to Friday. There is no pick-up on Saturdays and Sundays.

How long will the ordered works be reserved for me?

One week from the order date. You can extend the reservation by a further week.  

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Capacity Library at Heldenplatz

Due to the minimum distance required by the authorities, currently not all seats are available in the reading rooms. The capacity indicator serves as an orientation for your visit

 
 
 

Currently there are 25 reading spots left.

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