Copying, scanning, printing out, saving files yourself

You can obtain the copy card from one of the card machines in the copy corner on the ground floor. The card is valid for all devices. For information about the prices, we refer to the price list on-site.

  • Photocopy (b/w and colour):
    In the copy corner on the ground floor, on the basement floor and in the Magazine Reading Room (LS 3).
  • Scan:
    In the copy corner on the ground floor and basement floor (for large formats).
  • Print out:
    You can initiate print orders from all devices on the ground floor and on the basement floor. You can obtain the print-outs with the copy card on the basement floor.
  • Save files on a USB stick:
    In the copy corner on the ground floor and basement floor.

You can have paper copies (reader printer copies) made from microfilms in the Microform Reading Room (LS 6).

Reproduction service

If you would prefer to have the reproductions made, simply order the desired reproduction via our Catalogue QuickSearch. In the item’s record you need to click on "Reproduction enquiry".    Or you can also send us an your reproduction enquiry by e-mail.

For information about the prices, we refer to the price list.



As Austria’s only archive library, the Austrian National Library must place particular emphasis on protecting its holdings. Please help us here to preserve the condition of our items by handling them carefully. In case of doubt, the library employee will decided if and in which form a work may be reproduced.
The Austrian National Library would like to specifically point out that the users are solely responsible for complying with copyright, personal and other rights.

Fees shall be charged for using reproductions for publication purposes. The amount shall depend on the type of originals provided and the type of publication (Price List). As the ordering party, you also commit to providing a full list of picture credits and to supply a copy of your publication to the Austrian National Library.

Reading rooms at Heldenplatz and Papyrus Museum

Due to filming, the reading rooms at Heldenplatz and the Papyrus Museum will be closed fon Saturday, March 2. 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.