The Austrian National Library known locally as Österreichische Nationalbibliothek is the largest library in Austria, it is situated in the city of Vienna. The library is located in Hofburg Palace and has a collection that is thought to be over 7.4 million items. The library was established by the Habsburgs in the 18th century and is home to various genres of books dating back many centuries.
The library is situated in Hofburg which is accessible by the public transport system in the city of Vienna. If travelling via the underground, use the U3 getting off at ‘Herrengasse’. If travelling on the tram network, take tram 1, 2, D or 71 and get off at ‘Burgring’. If travelling by bus, take the 1A or 2A to ‘Hofburg’.
Opening Times and Admission
The library runs on two different opening schedules. From June to September, the museum is open daily 10am-6pm. From October to May, the museum is open six days of the week 10am-6pm with Mondays being its day of closure.