About Us


1010 Wien, Universitaetsring 1, staircase 8, 2nd floor
T: +43-1-4277-16561
F: +43-1-4277-16569
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The Historical Studies Library was established by merging the library of the Department of History (founded in 1872) and the library of the Department of Social and Economic History. The Library’s holdings currently comprise about 150,000 items. Additionally, we offer around 130 German, Anglo-American, French, Italian and Spanish periodicals subscriptions. New acquisitions are displayed in the reading room of the Library every week.

Our holdings cover the following main subject areas: modern global history, history of science, women’s and gender history as well as economic and social history. The regional focus of our holdings is on Austria, Central and Western Europe as well as the Americas. There are separate special libraries for ancient history, East European history, contemporary history and other special literature at the University of Vienna.