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Library Terms of Use


Opening hours


The library will be closed from 12 to 29 August 2024.


Tuesday: 13:00-17:00
Thursday: 10:00-14:00


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Please bring an ID with you.


The reference library of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute (VWI) comprises a total of 17,000 media. Specifically, the collection contains around 16,500 print media, a small audio-visual collection with 130 titles and 200 replicated Open Access resources. Monographs, publication series and periodicals in printed form make up the majority of the collection, which consists of new acquisitions, permanent loans from the library holdings of the Simon Wiesenthal Archive (SWA) and, not least, donations in accordance with the library guidelines.


It is a reference and storage library, meaning that the collections can only be used on site in the library. Due to limited space there is no open access area. However, the required items are fetched immediately upon request.


The user/order form can be downloaded onto your computer to be filled out, printed, signed, and sent to the librarian by email, or it can be filled out on site. It is also possible to order scans free of charge (§42a UrhG ingF). Please note that this only applies to individual copies (meaning several pages, by no means entire works). Digital copies may only be used for research purposes.


New library acquisitions, audiovisual media as well as the existing inventory supplied through the permanent loans from the Simon Wiesenthal Archive can be seen in overview through the Collections tab and/or the sub-collections listed on the online search engine.


User/order form (pdf)
Scan form (pdf)


The extant, ever-expanding collection of printed works can be searched both via the online catalogue of the VWI as well as over the search engine of the Austrian Library Association.


If you would like to use our library, please contact us by telephone or email in order to arrange an appointment to take place during our opening hours.


The library reading room provides access to four modern laptop work spaces with free Wi-Fi. Library users may use the Bookeye® 4 V3 Kiosk Scanner free of charge, which was especially designed for self-service. Its unique design allows books to be scanned in their natural positions without causing damage to the binding. Printing is also available at a charge of 10 Cents per A4-page.


Library Regulations (PDF)




Barbara Grzelak, BSc
Telephone: +43 1 890 15 14-300
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The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) is funded by:


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