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Searching the holdings 

» Image database bildarchiv austria
View about 200,000 historic portraits and over 650,000 historic photographs, graphics, posters and other images for academic, commercial or editorial purposes.

» Image search catalogues of the Austrian National Library
Search in the digital catalogues of the Picture Archives and the Departments of the Austrian National Library, and in subject-specific catalogues.

» Collections available through the catalogue QuickSearch
Search the contents of the specialist book collection of the Picture Archives and Graphics Department, the books in the Fideikommissbibliothek, the 1914–1918 wartime collection and parts of the bookplates collection.

» Archives of the Fideikommissbibliothek
The files in the archives of the Fideikommissbibliothek can be found via the database of the ANL archive.



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