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


If you have ascertained that your request can be fulfilled only by an interlibrary loan, please fill in the appropriate order form. When the ordered work has arrived – please allow for a period of 2 to 3 weeks for that to happen – you will be informed through email.

Online order forms - please see German version


Collection and return of books, collection of copies and payment of fees is handled at the issue desk of the Main Reading Room (Reading Room 1), Mon - Sun, 9 am - 8.30 pm.


Within Austria
per volume 3.00
per order 1.50
per copy plus 0.35

From other countries
per volume 15.00
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 2/3/2016