Summer jobs

Every year during the summer months, the Austrian National Library offers young people a chance to gain initial work experience during a one-month summer job. You can submit your application under Vacancies for the respective calendar year from January 1 until February 15 at the latest.

Compulsory practical training and voluntary service

If you are interested in compulsory practical training or voluntary service, please get in touch with our Training Department:

Tel +43 1 534 10-357


Taster days

If you are interested in spending your taster days with us, please contact benuetzung[at]

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.