The Austrian State Archives

In late 2003, the library operations of the Administrative Library of the Federal Chancellery and the Austrian State Archives were merged to become a shared service partnership. The Administrative Library has had the overall responsibility for these joint operations since 2004, with the focus on maintaining indexes of the specialist literature held by the Austrian State Archives and shaping the joint acquisitions policy for both partners. This means that the Administrative Library's librarians are engaged in a broad spectrum of work ranging from acquisitions to indexing journals and retro-cataloguing old collections of special historical interest. A summary of the Austrian State Archives' latest acquisitions can be found in our monthly acquisitions lists.

Find out more about the range of materials held by the Austrian State Archives (German)

The Federal Monuments Office (Bundesdenkmalamt)

In the spring of 2021, the library operations of the Federal Monuments Office were integrated into the Library Cluster, and the Administrative Library began providing library support for its collections. The holdings of the Federal Monuments Office provide a unique source of materials for the research of historical monuments in Austria. The support provided by the Administrative Library is focused on indexing new acquisitions in accordance with the relevant frameworks and delivering retro-cataloguing projects.

The Federal Monuments Office's main reference collection is located in the Vienna Hofburg, while items of regional significance are distributed among the conservatory departments of the federal states with locations in Bregenz, Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Krems, Linz and Salzburg. The collection covers topics such as the care and protection of monuments, conservation, medieval stained glass and mural paintings, Austrian art history and topographical works. For further information, please send an email to