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The University Library is a bridge thrown between the Academy and the general public. It is a place of information, work, and communication for researchers, students, teachers, and everybody interested in art and science, covering a range of varied tasks, including, among others: the establishment, operation, and development of analog and digital infrastructures and services for the advancement of education, science, art, and culture in close cooperation with national and international archival, library, information, and museum institutions as well as other interest groups; the support of teaching, research, study, and administration as well as the Academy’s art collections; the collection, storage, indexing, and, wherever possible, barrier-free provision and communication of analog and digital data, information, and cultural heritage; the provision of literature to faculty, staff and students as well as the interested public; the conveyance of information, digital and publishing literacy, as well as the establishment of a platform for the purpose of knowledge transfer and education on art and culture.

Upcoming Events

  • Reema Desai Gehi: Rudolf von Leyden and India’s artistic awakening

    On the legacy of an exiled German scholar who came to India before World War II and emerged as a pivotal figure in the art world—Lecture and book presentation as part of the Academy Library’s Wer A… sagt event series

    Lecture and book presentation held in English

    Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna, University Library, Reading room, M 7

    University Library

    The book by Reema Desai Gehi, “The Catalyst: Rudolf von Leyden and India’s Artistic Awakening.” The cover shows a portrait of a pensive Rudolf von Leyden against a red background; detail from a painting by Walter Langhammer (The Critic, 1943, oil on canvas).
  • A book for Kinderhospiz Netz

    The University Library's charity book bazaar for the benefit of Kinderhospiz Netz, an association for the care of seriously ill children at home and in the children's day hospice.

    Charity book bazaar

    Schillerplatz 3
    1010 Vienna
    University Library
    Reading room, M 7

    University Library

    The color photograph shows a blurred wire frame through which a tunnel-like view of a table with books, stacked or in a box, is revealed.