Libraries in Austria

Austrian Libraries

With the purpose of providing Austrian literature and information on Austria’s history and its present situation to the general public so called Austrian Libraries were established in 28 countries.

The web portal of the Austrian Libraries(Link) gives detailed information on the collections, activities and current developments of the individual libraries abroad and also provides information about specialized libraries, Austria-Centers and the libraries of the Austrian Cultural Forums abroad.

Libraries in Austria

The Austrian Library Network (OBV) is the largest network of scientific and administrative libraries in Austria with about 90 participants, representing 70 individual institutions – including the Austrian National Library, the university libraries and the colleges of education; individual ministries, numerous technical colleges and other important collections. One of its tasks is to constantly expand the general catalogue which currently comprises more than 22 million books and other media. On this homepage(Link) you can find the general catalogue as well as those of the individual institutions.