Mission statement

The Austrian National Library regards itself as a centre of information and research oriented toward serving the public, as an outstanding national memory institution and as a many-sided centre of education and culture.

Provenance Research

Based on the Federal Law on Restitution of Art Objects in 1998 the Austrian Ntional Library maks an effort to restitute all looted objects from the Nazi period to their legitimate heirs.



In the framework of its eight specialised Departments the Austrian National Library constantly carries out scholarly research projects.


Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors support the projects of the Austrian National Library.



Informations concerning the organigram an most important statistical datas of the Austrian National Library.


Book Adoption Campaign

An intiative of the Austrian National Library to preserve its precious holdings.


last update 9/3/2015