Interlibrary loan for clients in Vienna

General information

You can order works that are present in neither the Austrian National Library nor in any other freely accessible Viennese library, using our service (incurring charges) to fetch works from another Austrian or European library. Orders from libraries outside Europe are possible only in exceptional cases.

In addition to ordering books, copies of articles from newspapers, periodicals and books can be obtained.
Please make sure by checking through the catalogues to be mentioned below whether the literature you wish for is in fact not present in a Viennese library.

Please check first in the following catalogues

Katalog der Büchernachweisstelle 1930-1980 / Catalogue of Holdings of Foreign Monographs in Austrian Scientific Libaries (mirofiche catalogue)


If you have ascertained that your request can be fulfilled only by an interlibrary loan, please approach the Interlibrary Loan Desk, where you will receive and submit the appropriate order form. For people with an annual membership card we offer the possibility of an online order. When the ordered work has arrived – please allow for a period of 2 to 3 weeks for that to happen – you will be informed by us through the mail or e-mail.

Online order forms - please see German version


After paying the fees in the Interlibrary Loan Desk you may use the ordered books in the Main Reading Room (Reading Room 1). Copies you will be given in the Interlibrary Loan Desk.


Within Austria
per volume 1.50
per order 1.50
per copy plus 0.35

From other countries
per volume 11.00
Up to 5 copies (per order) 5.00
6 or more copies (per order) 11.00
A large amount of copying will incur increased costs.
Depending on the requirements of individual libraries, fees may be higher.

Document Delivery

If possible we order copies through the payable document delivery service.


Fernleihe / Interlibrary Loan Desk
Josefsplatz 1
1015 Wien
Tel.: (+43 1) 534 10-275
Fax: (+43 1) 534 10-276

  • Access: Heldenplatz, Middle Gate of the New Hofburg

Opening hours of the Interlibrary Loan Desk

last update 10/3/2013