University Library

The University Library represents the University’s central information unit. It supports studies, teaching and research at the University through the provision and conveyance of printed, electronic and audiovisual information carriers for all areas of studies offered.

The University Library provides its stock to the public for professional and general educational purposes. It promotes the information competence of its users, i.e. the ability to select, employ and critically evaluate information sources via training and individual consulting.

The University Library is open to the (general) public. All of its stocks are searchable through the online catalogue, may be used in the reading rooms and to a predominant extent may be borrowed for use at home.


Due to the relocation of the library, the reading rooms remain closed. Temporary library service will be provided at Stubenring 3, ground floor near the canteen as follows:

Opening Hours:
Mon + Thu: 13:30 - 18:30
Tue + Wen: 10:00 - 15:00
Fri: 11:00 - 16:00

Please note closure days:
Fr, May 11th 2018
Fr, May 18th 2018
Thank you for your understanding!
Your library team.




The University Library offers

  • ca. 135.000 monographs (focus areas are art, architecture and design of the 20th and 21st century)
  • more than 400 journal subscriptions
  • ca. 950 online journals and 25 online databases, which are accessible on the campus resp. for students and teachers also from outside via VPN
  • a media library with about 10.200 DVDs and video tapes (artist videos, movies, documentaries)
  • steadily growing number of e-books
  • Special collections: artists books / female-specific and feminist literature / source literature on surrealism / japanese woodcut books / partial legacy of Clemens Holzmeister
  • Bbooks of articles not available at the library may be ordered from other libraries as inter-library-loans
  • Trainings in library use, mailing list for current information
  • Support for individual research; enquiry services
  • Study desks, workplaces for online search, audio/video/DVD players, copy/print/scan facilities
FAQ Loans

  • Loan card available at the main reading room upon presentation of student card (for students) or photo identification (for all other persons) and official registration certificate as a proof of address
  • Loan period: 28 days
  • Loan limit: 15 items
  • Special conditions for students writing theses or dissertations
  • Loan renewals via supA [Suchportal Angewandte] or telephone (01/71133-2268) only possible, if loan period has not expired
  • Book container for books returned outside opening hours
  • Reservation via internet possible, confirmation by e-mail, book held back for 5 opening days
  • Order for books from cellar stores via e-mail to entlehnung@uni-ak.ac.at possible


For information please contact: Mag. Irene Schwarz, phone: 01 / 711 33 - 2275 or 2268.
Due to the relocation of the library, the reading rooms remain closed until April 8th 2018. Form April 9th 2018 there will be temporary library service on Stubenring 3, groond floor. Thank you for your understanding!
Please note closure days:
Fr, May 11th 2018
Fr, May 18th 2018

Your library team.