Bild mit zwei kommunizierenden Frauen

The advancement of women is very important to the Austrian National Library. Therefore, we pursue a women’s advancement plan, with the primary aim of keeping the share of women in the total number of permanent employees as well as the proportion of women in executive positions at a minimum of 50%, or in case of under-representation, to reach that proportion.

Other goals are active gender equality policies, generally avoiding any discrimination of women, increasing acceptance of men taking parental leave, and improving the compatibility of family and career for both women and men.

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.