With the "FAIRNESS CODEX - Art and Culture in Austria", the Austrian art and culture scene has for the first time a fixed cooperation standard that is to pave the way for more fairness in the cultural sector. The document is an important sign of fair, social and sustainable cooperation and is thus intended to strengthen the resilience of the entire arts and culture sector. The Austrian National Library is also committed to the "FAIRNESS CODEX - Art and Culture in Austria".

The Guidelines for Cultural Institutions in Dealing with Third-Party Funds from Sponsorship and Other Grants define uniform standards and processes that serve as a framework or as guidance and decision-making aids for cultural institutions in dealing with third-party funds from sponsorship and other grants. The guideline is intended to help promote and strengthen social commitment to the cultural sector. This guide was created on the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Public Service and Sport (BMKÖS).

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.
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