Loans of the Austrian National Library for Exhibitions

Objects from the holdings of the Austrian National Library can be loaned for the purpose of an exhibition with the consent of the current director of the Department. A written request with details of the desired objects (if possible with call numbers) is to be sent to the director of the relevant Collection, with the following information:

  • The name of the borrower
  • The title of the exhibition
  • The place and duration of the exhibition.

Loans for exhibitions require in every case a written contractual agreement (loan contract).
The costs that are foreseen for loans to exhibitions are to be found in the Provisional Overview of Costs Incurred in Borrowing.
The following deadlines are to be observed:

  • Loan request with a list of desired objects
    at least 6 months before the start of the exhibition
  • Guarantee to shoulder costs according to the Provisional Overview of Costs Incurred in Borrowing
    at least 4 months before the start of the exhibition
    (later than that no changes in the list of objects are possible!)
  • Return of the signed loan contract
    at least 1 month before transport of the objects
  • Insurance policies
    at least 8 days before transport of objects

We draw your attention to the fact that orders for reproduction of copies from catalogues must be placed in the relevant Department independently of the loan contract.


last update 10/26/2014