Research, study, and read, at the weekend as well ...200,000 volumes on art, design, applied art, new media and contemporary art, some 3,700 magazines, 400,000 drawings of various kinds (hand drawings, graphic works, posters, photographs) and the world’s oldest archive of files on applied art are all available via the Reading Room. With this collection, the MAK Library and the Works on Paper Collection belong to the most significant institutions of its kind in Europe. Large parts of the collection can be accessed online at the MAK Collection online.
Designed in 1993 by Ursula Aichwalder and Hermann Strobl, the reading shelves section of the reading room offers a variety of current issues of specialized magazines, encyclopedias, reference works as well as art guides. New releases and literature on current exhibition themes are available.
Scans from MAK publications and magazines after 1950 are free of charge. Color photocopies and photographs can be ordered. Preordered books are supplied from the stacks. Scientific information service is available.
Internet and WLAN, free of charge
Scans up to size A2 free of charge
Opening hoursTue–Sun, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
Closed throughout August.
Visits to the MAK Reading Room are free of charge.
Entrance and Contact InformationStubenring 5
1010 Vienna, Austria
T +43 1 711 36-259
F +43 1 711 36-222
Catalogues of booksMAK catalogue of books
Journals published by the MAK
MAK Collection online
Austrian Library Association