Lesesaal mit gedeckten Holztischen

The Augustinian Reading Room, the former library hall of the Augustinian monastery, offers a magnificent setting for unforgettable evenings. The baroque ambience of the monastic reading room features antique reading tables where guests can be served an exclusive dinner. The entire room is decorated with frescoes by Johann Bergl.

The Augustinian reading room is one of the most exclusive rooms in Vienna. Surrounded by valuable books, an additional highlight can be set with a musical performance.

Capacities and dimensions

Total square measures : 210 sqm


 Length/ Width (m)Area (m²)


Augustinian Reading Room30/ 5,5165104-84


Floor plan Augustinian Reading Room

Address: Josefsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

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Tel.+43 1 534 10-260
Tel.:+43 1 534 10-262
Fax: +43 1 534 10-550
E-Mail: vermietungen@onb.ac.at

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.