University Library


Opening Hours

Access to the university buildings is possible for university members as well as for visitors, provided that the „3G-rule" (tested, recovered, vaccinated) is observed.
Please wear a FFP2-mask or a mouth-nose protection. More information can be found here.

Opening Hours
Mon, Tue, Fri      10:00 - 13:00
Wed, Thu 14:00 - 17:00



Opening Hours

Access to the university buildings is possible for university members as well as for visitors, provided that the „3G-rule" (tested, recovered, vaccinated) is observed.
Please wear a FFP2-mask or a mouth-nose protection. More information can be found here.

Opening Hours
Mon, Tue, Fri      10:00 - 13:00
Wed, Thu 14:00 - 17:00

Searching for literature and audiovisual media

All media (printed or online) can be researched on use of supA Search Portal Angewandte

Browse our new aquisitions.

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).

Please note that NO library card is required to access our electronic resources.

All media (printed or online) can be researched on use of supA [Suchportal Angewandte]

New databases

Duke University Press: Art and Art History Collection
(only via VPN)

E-books on art in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Project Muse
(only via VPN)

E-journals from the social sciences included journals.
Oxford Bibliographies: Cinema and Media Studies
(only via VPN)

Why search here?
Oxford Bibliographies: Cinema and Media Studies offers expert overview articles on selected subjects from the field of Cinema and Media Studies, with entries ranging from the history of film to individual films, directors and actors.

What’s included?
As a specialized library database for film and media research, this database provides compact overview articles on particular subject areas, in addition to further reading...

Grove Art Online
(only via VPN)

Why search here?
Grove Art Online offers information on all categories of visual arts from the beginning to the present day, highlighting art from Europe, America and Asia. As a reference work, it contains information on artists as well as artistic movements, styles and techniques.

What’s included?
Grove Art Online is an online encyclopedia that enables users to search for articles and images.
Ebook Central (ProQuest)
(only via VPN)

Ebook Central This link opens in a new window Description of this database.
Why search here?
As a multidisciplinary platform, Ebook Central covers a wide range of subjects from art and architecture, pedagogy, social science and philosophy to law, natural science and technology.

What’s included?
Ebook Central enables users to browse one million ebooks. Ebooks can be read online for a short while, and then downloaded and saved as soon as the Library has activated the item.

You can find instructions for researching in Ebook Central here. (German only)

Artfilms Digital
(only via VPN)

Why search here?
This platform enables you to research and stream videos primarily on architecture, art, fashion, experimental film, photography and theater online.

What’s included?
Artfilms Digital is a video streaming platform featuring more than five thousand international films.
(only via VPN)

Why search here?
This resource comprises around 7,000 international, national and regional daily papers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages.

What’s included?
PressReader provides online access to national and international newspapers and journals, enabling users to read and search for articles.

Terms of Use

Corona measures

Corona measures

For your protection and for our protection
(applies if the Library's rooms are accessible)

  • •Please keep a distance of at least 2 meters to other persons.
  • •Put on an FFP2 face covering before entering the University Library's rooms. It may be taken off when sitting at the reading tables.
  • •There are hand sanitisers in situ. Please use them at any time to disinfect your hands.
  • •The chair arrangements must not be altered!
  • •Working in groups is not permissible.
  • •Please disinfect your hands before using the copy machines or book scanner, or before touching books/media.
  • •Do not remove any books/media from the trolleys that are marked for returned items (quarantine rules)!
  • •Please use the disinfectants provided by the Library to disinfect your work area before use.
Opening hours
Finalizing your studies
The University Library's collections
Documents and forms to download
Return of books/media
Separate reading desks
Artists' Books

Application for a library card and borrowing services

Opening hours
Starting on July 5: Access to the university buildings is possible for university members as well as for visitors, provided that the „3G-rule" (tested, recovered, vaccinated) is observed.
Please wear a FFP2-mask or a mouth-nose protection.

Opening Hours during semester

Mon - Fri
10:00 - 16:00
Service: information and library cards
Mon - Fri
10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 16:00

Opening Hours July (1.7. - 31.7. and 13.9. - 30.9.)
Mon, Tue, Fri      10:00 - 13:00
Wed, Thu 14:00 - 17:00

The library is closed from 1.8. - 10.9.
  • During service hours we will be available to assist you in person.
  • Please bear in mind that library cards can only be processed and picked up during our service hours!
  • A library card needs to be issued and you will be informed when it is ready for collection. 
  • Any fees that may arise in connection with the library card are to be paid by bank debit or credit card at the self-service terminals.
  • for general information about our services you can either visit us in person, or call us under +43 1 711 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 +43 1 711 33-2268, or by e-mail.
Who is entitled to use the library?
Which documents do I need to apply for a library card?
Which media can I borrow?
How many items can I order?
How can I get a library card?
My library card has expired!
Loan period
Extend loan period
How do I borrow items from an off-site stack?
How do I borrow items from other departments of the University?
Pre-booking of books/media
Reservation of books/media in the reading room
Interlibrary loans
Return of books/media
Course reading shelf
Artists' books

Training & training courses offered

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.
This semester, the Library offers interactive online seminars presented in a live format so that you can participate easily.

What do you need?

  • Computer or mobile terminal device (e.g. mobile phone) with internet access
  • Headset, or head phones and loudspeaker
  • VPN access on your device is a prerequisite for the webinars Research for Advanced Users and Research in Individual Databases.
  • Registration up to 2 days prior to the date of the webinar
  • Duration: depending on the webinar approx. 40 - 50 minutes

How do you register for a webinar?
Send an e-mail to Borrowing. You will subsequently receive an invitation to a Zoom meeting with the required password.

Which webinars are available?
Basics for Beginners and as a Refresher

After an introduction to the Library, its holdings, and the current borrowing modalities, the webinar focusses on research using the online catalogue supA, in particular on the research of electronic resources in the catalogue. In addition, there will be tips on how to research with success and participants can ask questions in connection with this topic. The objective is to demonstrate how efficient the use of this form of available information and media can be.
Duration: approx. 50 min.

Research for Advanced Users 

This webinar will explain essentials for research in Catalog+ and the database module of supA. Also, how to search in Catalog+ for licensed fulltext and freely available journal articles. You will find out how to set up Alert Services, and how to personalize or save searches. In addition, there will be demonstrations of research in the database module of supA. This will include interpretation and filtering of search results. Also, we shall go into further research options. 
Duration: approx. 50 min.

Research in Individual Databases

We present an overview of licensed databases available in the Library so that you know about the databases relevant to your study subject. After the overview of different types of database, we go through example researches in some individual databases. Specific research tools and features of the different types of database are looked at more closely. There will be an introduction to the reference databases of ProQuest (ABM, daai, ...…), the fulltext database Art & Architecture Complete, ebook Central and the new online lexicon Grove Art.
Duration: approx. 50 min.

Scientific Research
We present further options to search for scientific documents on the internet. First and foremost is the search for electronically available full texts. Besides the research in library networks and DBIS, the database information system, we introduce you to specialist portals for scientific research. In addition, we provide information about various scientific search engines that give you access to freely available fulltext. 
Duration: approx. 50 min. 


Guided tours for groups and classes
Research Workshops for Institutes
Winter semester 2020/2021
Please go to German page, thank you.


  Name E-Mail Extension
Director Hentze, Sybille +43 1 71133-2260
Deputy director Totschnig, Johanna +43 171133-2262
General requests +43 171133-2268
Information and user services
General requests
Guided tours/training courses
Viewing artist's books +43 171133-2268
Teaching Library
Making an appointment for research Access to the University Library's electronic resources
Schwarz, Irene +43 1 71133-2275
Interlibrary Loans +43 1 71133-2265
Exchange of publications Kandinger, Ramona +43 1 71133/2277
Repository (Phaidra) Bailoni, Maximilian +43 1 71133-2274
Loan Requests Hentze, Sybille +43 1 71133-2260


Name Function E-Mail Extension
Aichberger, Tanja Information and user services, Interlibrary loans, Course shelf                       +43 1 71133-2265
Bailoni, Maximilian Repository Phaidra +43 1 71133-2274
Baruwa, Rosa Apprentice +43 1 71133-2268
Bosek, Alexander Acquisition print and electronic +43 1 71133-2267
Edinger, Pol Information and user services +43 1 71133-2268
Gschlacht, Ursula Digital Library, Special projects,
Repository Phaidra, Journal processing, Apprentice trainer +43 1 71133-2267
Haslbeck, Anne Media processing print +43 1 71133-2266
Hassan, Najah Apprentice +43 1 71133-2268
Hentze, Sybille Director, Head of Aqusition, Loan requests +43 1 71133-2260
Herzog, Renate Administration +43 1 71133-2261
Jäger, Martina Information and user services, First Level IT-Support +43 1 71133-2911
Kandinger, Ramona Exchange of publications +43 1 71133-2277
Mädl, Eva Information and user services, media processing print, permanent loans +43 1 71133-2268
Pinter, Elisabeth Information and user services, Teaching Library, media processing print +43 1 71133-2278
Sacluti, Rosa Bernadette Media processing +43 1 71133-2276
Schwarz, Irene Head of information and user services, Head of Teaching Library +43 1 71133-2275
Totschnig, Johanna Deputy library director, Head of media processing print and electronic, Head of Digital Library, Aleph system administrator +43 1 71133-2262,
+43 664 60 713 2262

Über die Bibliothek

Die Universitätsbibliothek ist die zentrale Informationseinrichtung der Universität. Sie unterstützt Studium, Lehre und Forschung an der Universität durch Bereitstellung und Vermittlung von gedruckten, elektronischen und audiovisuellen Informationsträgern zu allen angebotenen Studienbereichen.
Sie stellt ihre Bestände für die berufliche und allgemeine Bildung der Öffentlichkeit zur Verfügung.
Sie fördert die Informationskompetenz ihrer BenutzerInnen, d.h. die Fähigkeit zur Auswahl, Nutzung und kritischen Bewertung von Informationsträgern, durch Schulungen und individuelle Beratung.
Sie ist allgemein (öffentlich) zugänglich. Die gesamten Bestände sind über supA Suchportal Angewandte recherchierbar und können an der Bibliothek benützt und zum überwiegenden Teil nach Hause entlehnt werden.