About the Society

Welcome to the Society of Friends of the Austrian National Library, our network of supporters interested in books and art. With our annual contributions and donations, we support the cultural treasure trove of Austria and one of the world’s most important libraries.

  • We enable the purchase and restoration of objects.
  • We support conservation campaigns.
  • We provide funds for a contemporary presentation to the public.

In good company!

Our members meet each other at exhibition openings, readings and other events at the Austrian National Library. They enjoy a variety of benefits and can participate in the exclusive member program.

We look forward to welcoming you!

It is important to us to reach as wide an audience as possible and to find new supporters on an ongoing basis. Become a member yourself and thereby support one of the most valuable libraries in the world! Click here to sign up online.

Society of Friends of the Austrian National Library
Tel.: +43 1 534 10-201 oder -202

Bank account
IBAN: AT836000000007304503, BIC: BAWAATWW
Wiedner Gürtel 11, 1100 Wien

Gesellschaft der Freunde der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek
Josefsplatz 1, 1015 Wien

Reading rooms at Heldenplatz and Papyrus Museum

Due to filming, the reading rooms at Heldenplatz and the Papyrus Museum will be closed from Friday, March 1, from 3 p.m. until Saturday, March 2, at 3 p.m. 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.