All due dates of books borrowed before the lockdown were postponed until the September, 30th 2020.
All of our University Library's rooms are closed until further notice!
Our borrowing services are currently limited. Get more details here.
New: As of July, all library users are welcome to access our contactless borrowing and return services! All of our media (including those from off-site stacks) will be available to order again.
In August, no loans or returns will be possible due to closure.
 
Further details:
 
Who can borrow media?
As of 1 July, our borrowing and return services are available to all library users.
You can order and borrow media up until 31 July; the library is closed in August.
 
What can I borrow?
You can borrow all media available for loan.
 
Please state the following:
  • Title of the book
  • Call number and shelf classification
     
You can order up to 15 media at a time.
 
Please use the supA search portal for ordering items located in the Reading Room or Room 2.

You may order books from a course reading shelf (Handapparat) as long as the teaching staff concerned give their express consent in an e-mail to the student in question and in copy to entlehnung@uni-ak.ac.at
 
If you would like to order media from off-site stacks, please use the supA search portal.
 
Some of the media from our University Institutes are now available to order again. Please send an email with your request to entlehnung@uni-ak.ac.at.
 
However, please note that your order may take longer than usual.
 
 
Where and when can I collect my books?
You’ll receive an e-mail from us as soon as your books are ready to collect.
 
When:                                                                                                                                                                           
On weekdays from 2 pm to 6 pm without prior notification
Where:
At the University Library building
Atrium, Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7; please use the courtyard entrance!
 
If you are not going to collect the order yourself, please state the name of your representative in your e-mail when ordering.
When collecting your order, please bring your identity card and your own carrier bags with you.
 
How many items may I borrow?
You can borrow up to 15 items at a time.
 
I have no library card                     
If you are eligible to borrow from our library, but have no library card, please email all the required documents (registration form, personal identity card or student ID, and if applicable, proof of employment relationship) to entlehnung@uni-ak.ac.at.
We will issue you with a temporary library card, which is free of charge. Please collect it along with your ordered items.
 
My library card has expired
Send an email to entlehnung@uni-ak.ac.at and we will extend your card free of charge until 30 September.
All paid annual cards will be extended by the period of closure.
 
Interlibrary loans
It is now possible to order items from other libraries again. However, please consider that your order may take more time than usual and that not all libraries offer interlibrary loan services. Also, note that a fee is normally charged for an interlibrary loan. Please send your interlibrary loan requests to fernleihe@uni-ak.ac.at.
 
When do I have to return my items and where is this possible?
All due dates for borrowed media have been postponed until  30 September 2020.
If you wish to return your media before that date, you can do so at once here:
 
University Library building
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7; please use the courtyard entrance!
 
When:
On weekdays between 2 pm and 6 pm. Please put your media in the return box directly at the entrance!
 
Please return any DVDs to the security staff on duty.

Please note that the media are quarantined before they are returned.
 
Get an update of our complete Covid-19 guidelines here.(German only)
 
Find an overview of access to the library building here.(German only)

E-Resources

Dear reader,
 
due to the closure of our library, we’d like to draw your attention to our wide range of electronic books, journals and databases. We do hope this will be of help to you while we’re closed. 
Please note: Access to electronic library collections outside the university’s network is only available to students and staff of the Angewandte via VPN.  
You can find guidance here (German only).
 
Databases
In the supA database tab (search portal Angewandte), you can browse through our library’s licensed databases and e-journals or search for other electronic resources. 



You can limit your search by selecting the required subject area next to the search box. In addition to “All Databases”, you can select the following: Fine Arts, Architecture and Design, Theatre and Film, Humanities and Social Sciences.
You can search for e-journals here as well.




If you click the menu item “Find databases”, you can create your own selection from the list of all available databases by ticking the relevant boxes. 
 
The menu item “Find databases” also provides an alphabetical list of all our library’s licensed databases, including reference databases, full-text databases and online encyclopedias. Just click the name of the selected database to continue your search.
 
Please note: It is not possible to search through all of the databases using supA. These are marked as “nicht in supA” (not available in supA) in the list and can be opened by directly clicking their name. 
 


Hint: We recommend using English search terms, as many of the electronic resources available here are in English.
 
The Database Info System DBIS (German only) offers a list of databases in the order of their subjects, including databases licensed by the library and open access databases plus a brief description of their content and a link to the relevant database.


After clicking “Kunstgeschichte” (Art History), for example, the following list appears:



E-journals and e-books
You can search for electronically accessible journals and books in Catalog or Catalog+.
 
In the Catalog: Click on “Advanced search” and select “Electronic resources” to show the list of available e-journals, e-books etc. Please note that you cannot search the content of those electronic resources here. Please go to Catalog+ to do a full-text search.



Optionally, you can filter your search results under “Media Type” afterwards. Select the required media type to show all available e-books and e-journals.



You can extend your search by going to Catalog+. In addition to printed media, you have access to all available journal articles, book chapters and essays, etc. licensed by the library or which are openly accessible. You can also start a full-text search in e-journals and e-books.  



You can also get an overview of which e-journals are available in our library here: Electronic Journals Library (EZB).



Select an e-journal and click on its title to start your full-text search.



Hint: In addition to our library’s licensed e-journals, you will also find a list of all available open access journals. Tick the “freely available” box to the right of the list of journals’ subject areas. 



If you have any queries or require assistance in connection with your search for literature, we’ll be glad to help you: bibliothek@uni-ak.ac.at


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Databases (E-Books, Journals)

Important: Access to some of these databases is only possible for students and staff of the Angewandte via VPN. Instructions for installing the VPN can be found here.

New Databases

In the supA database tab (search portal Angewandte), you can browse through all our library’s licensed databases and e-journals or search for other electronic resources.
Ebook Central (ProQuest)
With Ebook Central you can quickly and easily search for relevant e-books and chapters, read texts online or search within e-books. You can easily mark, add notes and bookmarks in your online copy, which is stored for you in your own bookshelf. You can also share your research results with others, download e-books and chapters to your notebook or mobile device, and much more.
You can find instructions for researching in Ebook Central here. (German only)

PressReader
(Only via VPN)
Subscribers get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves.


Overview of extended offers during Covid-19 pandemic


Alphabetical overview
Datenbank Infosystem (DBIS)
Cooperative Dbis-list offering expanded content during COVID19-pandemic. Overview.
 
JSTOR
Expanded access to JSTOR during COVID-19 crisis until August 31, 2020.

  • Expanded access to books: With support from dozens of publisher partners, more than 35,000 books are available at no charge for JSTOR participating academic institutions.The number of titles available through this effort is growing as more publishers opt in.
  • Extended browser pairing on JSTOR and Artstor: If a user visited either site from their campus network within the last 30 days, their off-campus access from the same browser will be extended through June 30 instead of the normal 30 days.
  • 6,000 free selected articles related to COVID-19: JSTOR editors collaborated with our participating publishers to build a selection of 6,000 journal articles related to COVID-19 and make them freely available. The selection draws from disciplines across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences to cover the far reaching impact of pandemics, from the money we spend to the food we eat.
  • Free read-online access expanded to 100 articles: To support independent researchers at a time when they are unable to get to physical libraries, we have expanded our free read-online access from 6 to 100 free articles per month.
  • Tools for teaching remotely with JSTOR: As classrooms and libraries have gone online-only, we created a bootstrap resource to help faculty find content and organize it for distance teaching, and included a list of pointers they can share with students to help them do research, write, and study from home.
Ohio State Press
(no registration necessary)
In an effort to support instructors and students in a seamless transition to remote learning arrangements and support its mission to disseminate top-quality, globally relevant scholarship across the humanities and social sciences, The Ohio State University Press has opened up access to all scholarly monographs and its Language Files linguistics textbook, now in its twelfth edition and widely adopted across the world. The monographs and Language Files in this collection are open and free to use.
With Ebook Central you can quickly and easily search for relevant e-books and chapters, read texts online or search within e-books. You can easily mark, add notes and bookmarks in your online copy, which is stored for you in your own bookshelf. You can also share your research results with others, download e-books and chapters to your notebook or mobile device, and much more.
You can find instructions for researching in Ebook Central here.

Overview of free offers, which are always available

Alphabetical overview

(open for all)
Collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB)
The goal of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) is to offer everyone unrestricted access to Germany’s cultural and scientific heritage, that is, access to millions of books, archived items, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films and scores, from all over Germany. As a central, national portal, the DDB is aiming to bring together and network digital content from all of Germany’s cultural and scientific institutions. The DDB should secure Germany’s connectivity and competitiveness in the areas of science, research and education, but also make it possible for anyone to access Germany’s unique cultural heritage and knowledge conveniently via one central point of entry. The fact that this entire wealth of information is now at our fingertips, centrally accessible to anyone who can use a PC workstation with an Internet connection, independent of time and location, constitutes a fundamental improvement to our opportunities in the areas of research, education and the economy.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) 
Directory of Open Access Books is a joint service of OAPEN, OpenEdition, CNRS and Aix-Marseille Université.

Érudit
Access more than 150 scholarly and cultural journals: Arts, Economics, History, Literature, Psychology, etc

At Europeana we work with thousands of European archives, libraries and museums to share cultural heritage for enjoyment, education and research. 
Europeana provides access to millions of books, music, artworks and more – with sophisticated search and filter tools to help you find what you’re looking for.

Gale COVID-19 resource center
Like you, Gale is closely monitoring the global spread and impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). First and foremost, our thoughts are with you and all those directly impacted by this outbreak. We realize how hard you and your colleagues are working to respond to rapidly changing conditions—considering the health and safety of your learners first, followed by a focus on continuity of curriculum.
We want to help. Being there for our education community is something we strive for every day, and this crisis is no exception.
Based on what we’ve heard from our partners so far, we’ve pulled together resources we think you’ll find useful right away. Check back often. This page will be continually updated as we learn more.

Note: If you're planning to share these resources with students, faculty, patrons, or other people in your community, please let them know they may be prompted to enter with a password. The password for all is "open".

(open access)
Gallica is one of the major digital libraries available for free via the Internet. It provides access to any type of document: printed documents (books, press and magazines) in image and text mode, manuscripts, sound and iconographic documents, maps and plans.
Gallica is intended to all readers, whether users just having a look, booklovers, students or academics.

German Digital Library (Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek)
The goal of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) is to offer everyone unrestricted access to Germany’s cultural and scientific heritage, that is, access to millions of books, archived items, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films and scores, from all over Germany. As a central, national portal, the DDB is aiming to bring together and network digital content from all of Germany’s cultural and scientific institutions. The DDB should secure Germany’s connectivity and competitiveness in the areas of science, research and education, but also make it possible for anyone to access Germany’s unique cultural heritage and knowledge conveniently via one central point of entry. The fact that this entire wealth of information is now at our fingertips, centrally accessible to anyone who can use a PC workstation with an Internet connection, independent of time and location, constitutes a fundamental improvement to our opportunities in the areas of research, education and the economy.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books 

Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection. HathiTrust members steward the collection — the largest set of digitized books managed by academic and research libraries — under the aims of scholarly, not corporate, interests.

Access to unlicensed collections at no cost for participating academic institutions that currently license some, but not all, JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections. 
More than 35,000 books available at no charge for JSTOR participating academic institutions and secondary schools that do not participate in our books program. The number of books available through this effort is growing daily as more publishers opt in.

JSTOR in Open Acess: free to use for everybody

Open Access News:

  • JSTOR has digitized 680 out-of-print titles from El Colegio de México Press: Thanks to a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these titles have been made accessible on an open access basis.
  • Open Access model for monographs: A pilot program project led by Latin American Research Resources Project (LARRP) is testing a framework for sustainable, long-term stewardship of Open Access scholarly monographs, developed and supported by the library community. 200 of CLACSO's titles in 17 disciplines across the social sciences and humanities are available on JSTOR!

Many Books
Portfolio in etwa dem von Project Gutenberg vergleichbar, aber vielfältigere Formate zur Auswahl.
Catalog of public domain books.

Open Textbook Library
Openly-licensed, peer-reviewed textbooks.  

100.000+ books on hebrew

Library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.
 
Directory of public domain books. Currently blocked due to copyright disputes

Scribd 
popular science literature

Unglue.it 
 

E-Books for kids

 

E-Journals

On this page we have listed links to e-journal databases for you.

Important: Access to some of these databases is only possible for students and staff of the Angewandte via VPN. Instructions for installing the VPN can be found here.

Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon – Allgemeine Künstlerdatenbank (AKL) Online (De Gruyter)
(Only via VPN)
The database Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online / Artists of the World Online is the world's most contemporary, reliable and extensive reference work on artists. It contains authoritative, up-to-date biographical information on more than 1 million artists. (für die Angewandte lizensiert)
 
Design Science 
Open Access-Zeitschrift der Cambridge University Press
 
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Directory of Open Access international journals
 
Duke University Press 
"We would like to share our reading lists, which offer free content (included is Navigating the Threat of Pandemic)"
 
Elektronische Zeitschriftendatenbank (EZB)
(Only via VPN)
Directory of licenced an open access e-journals
 
Genios 
Business information, press database and media monitoring. With costs, limited research in newspaper archives possible.

Project MUSE
In response to the challenges created by the global public health crisis of COVID-19, Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on our platform. With many higher education institutions moving into an exclusively online learning environment for the foreseeable future, we hope that easy access to vetted research in the humanities and social sciences, from a variety of distinguished university presses, societies, and related not-for-profit publishers, will help to support teaching, learning, and knowledge discovery for users worldwide.
Students can access the temporaily-free content by entering searches here https://muse.jhu.edu/search. The content will automatically be included in the search results.

Oxford Journals 

PressReader
(Only via VPN)
Subscribers get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves.

SAGE Open
Open access publication from SAGE. It publishes peer-reviewed, original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.
 
Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB) 
Comprehensive directory of paper and electronic editions of German university libraries.
 
 

E-Newspapers

On this page we have listed links to e-newspaper databases for you. Many operators have decided to activate their offer during the Corona crisis.
The entries are constantly updated.
 
Google News
Newspaper search engine. National and worldwide. With alert service.
 
Michael Mandelartz
Newspaper archive.
 
Newseum
Todays Frontpages. International.

Online Newspapers
Worldwide directory of newspapers.
 
Paperball
Search for newspaper articles. National and worldwide.

PressReader
(Only via VPN)
Subscribers get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves.

Wiener Digitarium 
Oldest still existing daily newspaper in the world has been digitized.

E-Resources subjects guide

Archives

Overview
Archive.org
Emergency Library

Austria
Vienna, Austrian State Archiv
 
Germany
Berlin, State Archive
“Wir stellen Quellen aus unseren Beständen vor, die auch online genutzt werden können.”
 

Libraries (Onleihe)
 
Austria
If you would like to use the libraries' digital services, please send an e-mail to the following address: digitaleangebote@buechereien.wien.at. The e-mail must contain first name, surname, date of birth and e-mail address.

Photographs, Pictures

CC Commonssearch
Search for public domain images.
 
Google Bildersuche 
With tracking. But with reverse search and search for images with free license (in the expert search).
 
Flickr 
Photo repository.
 
 
Pixabay
Repository with freely usable images.
 
Startpage 
Ohne Tracking.
 
Unsplash 
Repository with freely usable images.
 
Visual Hunt
Metasearch for freely usable images.

Movies

Austria
Filmmuseum Wien
"Wochenschauen"(Cinema Nedelia and Cinama-Pravda by Dziga Vertov. 1910s and 1920s, "Wochenschau" series Austria in sound and vision 1935-1937, ...)
Footage of World War I, National Socialism in Austria
in person: Video documents 1975-2015: Filmmakers talk about their works (e.g. VALIE EXPORT about Expanded Cinema projects)
 
"Heimkino" (home cinema)

Medienwerkstatt Vienna
http://medienwerkstatt-wien.at/

Offenes Archiv (Open Archive)
freier Zugang zu 50 Filmen

Filmdienst  
The portal for cinema and film culture.
 
Germany
LWL
Media centre for Westphalia.
 
 
Italy
Fondazione Cineteca Italiana 
Only after registration.
 

 
Swizzerland
 
Moviemento City Kino
Short films
Only after registration.

USA
National Film Preservation Founation
American silent-era films


Photography

Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie 2020 
Virtual exhibition tours.


Museums

Overview
mcn
The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections
 
Germany
 
 
ZKM podcasts
Listen and see reports on our exhibitions, interviews with artists and curators, or documentaries on exhibited works - our podcast channels offer exciting facts about the contents of the ZKM.
 
Austria
Virtual museum - Online exhibitions
Audios and videos of cultural and contemporary history.
 
 
Experience Bruegel paintings of the KHM in high resolution on interactive website.
 
Naturhistorisches Museum
Virtual museum visit.
 
Salzburger Kunstverein
"There is the Highlights programme of previous exhibitions, events, and lectures at the Salzburger Kunstverein (since 2014)."
"our currently closed exhibitions have been put on our website, where the public can experience the work of Austrian artist Gernot Wieland and Irish artist Declan Clarke. This includes videos, text and images of the artists’ work." 
 
USA
Dance
 
Tanznetz
Link collection
 
Deutschland

 
Theatre
 
Germany
Nachtkritik


Educational videos

Jove
Part of the catalogue freely accessible.
 
 
 
 
 
Netexperimente 
Videos about Experiments.
 
Academic Earth 
Rethink Education: Academic Earth was launched on the premise that everyone deserves access to a world-class education. In 2009, we built the first collection of free online college courses from the world’s top universities. The world of open education has exploded since then, so today our curated lists of online courses are hand selected by our staff to show you the very best offerings by subject area. We also make sure there is something for everyone: whether you want to explore a new topic or advance in your current field, we bring the amazing world of academia to you for free.
 
Other platforms for videos
Google Video
Meta search via various video portals and media libraries.
 
 
Spaactor
Search engine for contents of podcasts and videos. Use advanced search to link terms.
 
Vimeo 
Video portal

 
Open Culture
 
Google Arts & Culture 
offers virtual tours through museums and exhibitions.
 
 
Kreativprogramm Salzburger Kunstverein 
"Last but not least we recommend the online Creative Programme of ARTgenossen (Art Education Team in the Künstlerhaus)! They regularly give creative tips on their Social Media channels (Facebook, Instagram), all which can be easily done with materials at home. There is also the “A Crazy Spring Poem” contest, initiated together with Robert Kleindienst." 
 
Member Zone Salzburger Kunstverein
"We have developed a Members Zone, where artists who are members of the Salzburger Kunstverein can showcase their work and have links to their websites." 


Portale
 
 

ATTENTION: the library is closed until further notice! See above!

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:

Mon - Thu                  09.30 - 18.30
Fri 09.30 - 16.00
Sat, Sun closed



 

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 an E-Mail
  • 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

The Premises

  • 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] 
  • wide range of electronic journals and online databases

Availability

  • most of our media may be borrowed
  • open access media: no need to pre-order; browse the shelves sorted by subject areas
  • media items held in the off-site stacks: books from the lending collection: order online, media items from the non-lending collection: pre-order by E-Mail, available on the next library opening day
  • media items in other university facilities: for information regarding the appropriate terms of use please contact us either in person, or call us under 01/711 33 2268, or send an E-Mail

WLAN

  • access for members of the Angewandte using their matriculation number or personnel number
  • via EDUROAM for members of universities participating in the EDUROAM project

Access

  • barrier-free
  • mandatory use of cloakroom
Registration
  • photo ID and proof of residence 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 or online
  • available on the following workday
  • may be booked for 1 week

Other University Facilities

  • for information about the respective terms of use please contact us either in person, or by telephone under 01/711 33 2268, 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
  • floor plan

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 guardian’s Haftungserklärung (declaration of liability)

Loan Period

  • 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

Overdue Fines

  • 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 Library’s Cloak Room Area

  • media items can be returned outside of library opening hours
  • media will be booked back in on the next opening day

Media Reservation


Introductory Courses


Due to COVID-19 measures, guided library tours and research workshops cannot take place in situ and will instead be carried out in form of a Webinar (in german only). Please see our new menu item Webinar (german website) for dates and further information.

The library carries out courses and trainings to acquire information competence, which are available to all visitors - from new students to experienced library users and information experts. In order to support you in your research, we offer the following:

Fixed Dates for Library Use
Each semester the library offers guided tours at fixed dates for new library users, plus research workshops for experienced users. Please find below the current dates.
 
Guided Tours for Groups and Classes
Guided tours for groups and training in research (at the Angewandte as well as at other universities or advanced technical colleges) for teaching courses may be arranged at any time. This service is also available to school teachers who may book at any time a guided tour or research training, free of charge, for their classes.
To arrange a date or for more detailed information, please contact:  Mag. Irene Schwarz Tel.: 71133-2275, E-mail: irene.schwarz@uni-ak.ac.at
 
Research Workshops for Institutes
The library will come to you. For institutes within the University, we offer tailor-made information courses regarding the services and research options of the library catalogue and databases.
To arrange a date or for more detailed information, please contact:  Mag. Irene Schwarz Tel.: 71133-2275, E-mail: irene.schwarz@uni-ak.ac.at



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
  • media items held in the off-site stacks: books from the lending collection: order online, media items from the non-lending collection: pre-order by E-Mail, available on the following opening day

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
  • Books 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 1960’S 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:
bibliothek@uni-ak.ac.at

Please tell us the title, the author and if possible the ISBN.

Your library team

Special collections

Artists' books
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]).

Women-related literature
"Virtual library". Monographs on female artists, architects, designers, photographers, ... , feminist art theory, feminist disciplines, iconography of female depictions, gender discussions, women’s studies, women’s galleries, ...
These items are indexed by the following codes (searchable in supA [Suchportal Angewandte]):

 

FM Monographs on female artists (fine arts, architecture, design, photography, ...)
FK Feminist theory of art, feminist art criticism, women in art and architecture, reference books, exhibition catalogues, ...
FI Iconography of female depictions
FG Sex, gender, socialization, sexuality, eroticism, morals
FF Feminism (general works), women’s studies, women’s movement, women’s history, women’s galleries
FW Feminist disciplines (literature, film and theatre studies, musicology); women in film, theatre, literature, music, philosophy, ethnology, cultural history, ...
FL Female life-style, women art collectors, ...
Illustrative materials
Approximately 100 collections and 500 single plates dating from the 19th century - ornaments, depictions of nature, facsimile editions of art and craft objects.

Surrealism-Collection
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.

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Search portal: Johanna Totschnig, Ex Libris GmbH
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English translation: Otto Oberhauser
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Last changes: 06.2020


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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 room and to a predominant extent may be borrowed for use at home.



Please note:
All due dates of books borrowed before the lockdown were postponed until the
September, 30th 2020.

New Databases:

Ebook Central (ProQuest)
(Only via VPN)
Ebook Central is designed to help you search for specific e-books and chapters quickly and easily, to read a text online or start a search within an e-book. Save your online copy on your own bookshelf and simply highlight, make notes and bookmark it as required. Besides that, you can forward your search results to other users, download e-books and chapters to your notebook or mobile device and lots more.
You can find instructions for researching in Ebook Central here. (German only)

PressReader
(Only via VPN)
Subscribers get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves.