Research, study, and read, at the weekend as well ...
Internet and WLAN, free of charge. Scans up to size A2 free of charge
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.
Stubenring 5 1010 Vienna, Austria T +43 1 711 36-259 F +43 1 711 36-222
Tue–Sun, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Closed on Mondays Closed throughout August. Visits to the MAK Reading Room are free of charge.
Library and Works on Paper Collection
Head: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel
The MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection is one of the largest and oldest museum libraries with a focus on applied art.
Alongside classic library functions, the collection is also devoted to artistic aspects of the pictorial in all possible variants
as well as to the initiation of a reappraisal of art production manifested in paper form.