Use of items

To make use of the facilities of the Department of Music you need a valid ID with a photo and a client card of the Austrian National Library. The Department of Music is basically a non-lending library.

Use of the original manuscripts is on grounds of conservation possible only in a limited way. A maximum of 5 objects a day can be issued.

Times of consultation:

Mon - Wed: 9.30, 10.30, 11.30, 13.00, 14.00, 14.45
Thu: 13.00, 14.00, 15.00
Fri: 9.30, 10.30, 11.30

Items issued until the next time of consultation.

For information on the holdings and research possibilities the staff at the information desk in the reading room are happy to serve you.


Making copies of secondary literature is possible after prior arrangement, using a coin copier, if there is no problem from the point of view of conservation. Copies of secondary literature done by the staff can be collected 2 – 3 work days later.

For reproduction of manuscripts scans, microfilm, and photographs can be handed over to us.

Reproductions price list

Loans for exhibitions

Written requests for loans with the names of the objects sought (if possible with call numbers) are to be directed to the head official of the Department with the name of the borrower, the title of the exhibition, the place and duration of the exhibition.

Service facilities

  • Microfilm- und microfiche readers
  • Reader printer
  • Photo copier
  • Watermark reader
  • CD-Rom-research
  • Internet connection

last update 1/1/2016