Internet and laptop workstations

The Internet has become an essential medium for acquiring information. So the Austrian National Library offers free-of-charge access to the Internet as well as to many subscribed databases and electronic journals (see Database Infosystem and Electronic Journal Library).
Authentication of entitlement to access network applications is by user ID and password.  


At all of the workstations in the information desk area of the Modern Library at Heldenplatz. You will find more Internet access on the lower ground floor in front of the Large Format Reading Room (Reading Room 4). In the Main Reading Room (Reading Room 1) and the Periodical Reading Room (Reading Room 3) there are connections for private laptops available. Through Wireless LAN you can get there access to the Internet, e-mail, etc. as well. In the Large Format Reading Room (Reading Room 4) and in most of the other reading rooms there are connections for private laptops at your disposal.


The Austrian National Library offers training in how to use the Internet. For details please see German version: Bibliothek / Kataloge und Datenbanken / Schulungen und Workshops.


Personal advice on carrying out Internet and database research you will find at the service desk “Databases – electronic research”. Further information is to be found at Supervised database research.

Printouts, storing

You can print out the results of your research at the book issue area of the Large Format Reading Room (Reading Room 4, Mon – Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; 27th  –  31st July closed), or else store them on USB.
With respect to copyright, personal and other legal rights only the client is responsible.


Reader's Services
Postal address:
Josefsplatz 1
1015 Wien
Tel.: (+43 1) 534 10-247 or -248

  • Access: Heldenplatz, Middle Gate of the New Hofburg

last update 10/3/2013