Opening Hours during semester:
The library remains closed on Friday, 31 May.
On Thursday, 6 June the library closes at 16.45.
Special reading room:
|Mon - Thu
||09.30 - 18.30
||09.30 - 16.00
During Holidays on appointment: firstname.lastname@example.orgHoliday Opening Hours:
||14.00 - 17.00
||10.00 - 13.00
|Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
||09.30 - 13.00
||09.30 - 18.30
The library is closed on Saturday, Sundays and Austrian public holidays.
Austrian public holidays are: 30 May Ascension Day, 10 June Whit Monday, 20 June Corpus Christi, 15 August, 26 October, 01 November, 08 December,
25 December and 26 December.
The library of the University of Applied Arts Vienna is open to the public.
It is located on the top floor of Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7 and is available at the following times:
Mo-Thu 9:30 - 18:30 hrs
Fr 9:30 - 16:00 hrs
Information and Advice
- for general information about our services you can either visit us in person, or call us under 01/711 33 2268, or send us
- for in-depth literature research or individual advice, please contact Frau Mag. Irene Schwarz either in person, or by phone
01/711 33 2268, or by E-Mail
- reading room: 30.000 books in open access
- 11 research workstations
- 43 reading places
- 5 study carrels (visually isolated workplaces)
- 2 separate rooms for learning and working
- news lounge with current daily papers and more than 400 magazines and journals
- extensive media library
- special collections reading room
- copy room, scanning options
Search & Find
- all media (printed or online) can be researched on use of supA [Suchportal Angewandte] recherchierbar
- wide range of electronic journals and online databases
- most of our media may be borrowed
- open access media: no need to pre-order; browse the shelves sorted by subject areas
- media items in the stack rooms: order by e-Mail, available the following
in person, or call us under 01/711 33 2268, or send an E-Mail
- access for members of the Angewandte using their matriculation number or personnel number
- via EDUROAM for members of universities participating in the EDUROAM project
- mandatory use of cloakroom
- photo ID and registration confirmation required
- free of charge for members of Austrian universities and advanced technical colleges, plus for pupils of academic secondary
schools or colleges of higher vocational education
- other entitled persons: monthly library card at 5 Euro, annual library card at 15 Euro
Stack Room Contents
- items require ordering by E-Mail
- available on the following workday
- may be booked for 1 week
Other University Facilities
or by E-Mail
Stock in Open Access
- most of it may be borrowed
- no need to order; browse the shelves which are sorted by subject areas
Persons Entitled to Borrow Media
- members of Austrian universities and and senior colleges
- EU citizens with main residence in Austria
- other persons: deposit payment of 250 Euros
- persons under the age of 18: Submit the legal guardians Haftungserklärung (declaration of liability)
- 28 days
- 15 separate media items (5 media items in case of deposit payment)
- option to extend the loan period prior to the due date on use of supA [Suchportal Angewandte] or by E-Mail
- separate regulations for diploma students/graduates and in-house university members
- 2 Euros per reminder plus 0.20 Euro per medium and opening day - from the due date onwards
Reference Holdings - the non-lending collection contains:
- Magazines and journals, loose-leaf editions and reference works
- media items published prior to 1945
- artists books, portfolios (MW) as well as particularly valuable and hard to replace media items
- media items that are available in the course reserve collection rooms
Return Box in the Librarys Cloak Room Area
- media items can be returned outside of library opening hours
- media will be booked back in on the next opening day
- optionally use supA [Suchportal Angewandte]
- notification by e-Mail
- reservation for 1 week
The introductory course includes a guided tour showing the reading rooms and an overview of the holdings, books, journals,
media collection and special collections (artists' books,
). It gives basic information on borrowing respectively
reserving books and other media, shows how to search the search portal supA and presents the library services (reservations,
interlibrary-loan, databases, ...).Meeting point: entrance of libraryFor information please contact: Mag. Irene Schwarz, phone: 01 / 711 33 - 2275 or 2268.
- 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 email@example.com possible
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
The new Library of the Applied Arts offers free access to their substantial collections. Media and communication sciences
(graphic design, film and photography), art history, fashion, sculpture, painting, artists monographs and architecture are
housed within the Reading Room. All other subjects can be found in Room 2. In addition to these collections there is an inventory of magazines from which borrowing requests can be made.The Library uses the Regensburger Verbundklassifikation (RVK) which was originally developed in the 1960S as an in-house system for the University Library of Regensburg. There
are now more than 140 institutions in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland who cooperate with each other to continue its
development.Books are marked on the spine with a yellow stripe or the old systems labels and use the RVK signature consisting of a two
letter (main grouping) and number (specific grouping) combination which define the thematic classification. The indexing codes
allow the location of a book to be clearly defined within the entire library. Group A General, is subdivided into groups, for example in AP for Media and Communication Sciences, Communication Design,
AP 94200 stands for general works of history of photography or in ZH, the main group for Architecture, ZH 6230 represents
museum construction. In order to differentiate between individual media within the thematic groups, one or more further alphanumeric identifiers
("Cutter-Sanborn notation", CSN for short) are appended to the thematic notation. The basis for the alphanumeric key is the
name or the term, so an author's books on a topic - that is, with the same notation can be grouped together. In some cases, the notation is preceded by a local code. This indicates a specific location for example "Hb /", which identifies
manuals/reference books, or the local flag "Kü /", which identifies the works of artists from the respective Department. These
are preceded by the respective notation without "Kü /".
In case you cannot find a book, a newspaper or a DVD you need for your studies, please let us know.Make a wish:firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease tell us the title, the author and if possible the ISBN.Your library team
Small editions designed by artists, rare exhibition catalogues, books incorporating special materials or insertions. 4.401
items (by 2014). Dara Birnbaum, Christian Boltanski, Hanne Darboven, Dan Graham, Jenny Holzer, Ilja Kabakov, Yves Klein, Joseph
Kosuth, Matt Mullican, Dieter Roth, Laurence Weiner, Christopher Wool, ...
These items are indexed as Künstlerbuch" (searchable in supA [Suchportal Angewandte]).
"Virtual library". Monographs on female artists, architects, designers, photographers, ... , feminist art theory, feminist
disciplines, iconography of female depictions, gender discussions, womens studies, womens galleries, ...
These items are indexed by the following codes (searchable in supA [Suchportal Angewandte]):
Illustrative materialsApproximately 100 collections and 500 single plates dating from the 19th century - ornaments, depictions of nature, facsimile
editions of art and craft objects.
||Monographs on female artists (fine arts, architecture, design, photography, ...)
||Feminist theory of art, feminist art criticism, women in art and architecture, reference books, exhibition catalogues, ...
||Iconography of female depictions
||Sex, gender, socialization, sexuality, eroticism, morals
||Feminism (general works), womens studies, womens movement, womens history, womens galleries
||Feminist disciplines (literature, film and theatre studies, musicology); women in film, theatre, literature, music, philosophy,
ethnology, cultural history, ...
||Female life-style, women art collectors, ...
Original literature of Surrealism. About 250 monographies and magazines, e.g. by André Breton, Paul Éluard, Max Ernst.
History of fashion and costume
located at the Department of History and Theory of Costume.
Conservation and restoration
Located at the Department of Conservation and Restoration, and at the Department of Technical Chemistry.
Clemens Holzmeister Estate
Written material, plans and drawings, photographs, slides.
Editorial and technical responsibility:
Library of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7
1030 Vienna, Austria
email to the library
Search portal: Johanna Totschnig, Ex Libris GmbH
Texts: Gabriele Jurjevec-Koller, Johanna Totschnig
English translation: Otto Oberhauser
Photos: faksimile digital
The web pages inform the public about the usage and the holdings of the Library of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
All contents of the web pages have been compiled carefully. Nevertheless no guarantees can be made concerning the accuracy,
completeness and timeliness of these contents. Links to external websites have been chosen carefully. As the University of
Applied Arts Vienna has no influence on their contents, the University of Applied Arts Vienna accepts no responsibility for
these websites. Therefore the liability of the University of Applied Arts Vienna is excluded.
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Last changes: 05.2019