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University Library of Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

The university library is the information center of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Through its collections the library supports research, teaching and studies and cultivates information literacy. The library’s stock of media includes over 200.000 books as well as hand drawings, copper engravings, photographs and magazines.

First mentioned in records in 1692, the Academy of Fine Arts is the oldest art college in Middle Europe. The library, however, is not documented prior to 1773 and the draft of the articles of the k.k. Akademie der vereinigten Bildenden Künste. Until the Graphic Collection was made an independent administrative unit in 2003, the director of the library supervised its collections as well. The mission statement of the library and its staff is to preserve bibliophilic treasures of the past on the one hand, on the other hand to be a forward-looking service unit in our modern information society. Through its collections the library supports research, teaching and studies and cultivates information literacy. The library's stock of media includes: Books: 15.000 (1892), 26.000 (1917), 200.000 (2011); Hand drawings: 20.000 (1892), 26.000 (1917); Copper engravings: 63.000 (1892), 63.500 (1917); Photographs: 6.400 (1892), 13.400 (1917); Magazines: 130 (2011).

Catalogues with EOD button

University Library of Academy of Fine Arts Vienna: Online catalogue
The university library offers books released up to 1900. The collection focuses on fine and applied arts, art history and architecture with approx 15.000 items.
Austrian libraries union catalogue
The Austrian libraries union catalogue contains about 8 million titles of over 70 libraries. It focuses on literature published from 1980 onwards. However, thanks to (continuous) retro-conversion, the catalogue also contains quite many records from earlier books. The EOD button is shown at records for public domain books held by libraries of EOD members.