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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 (» Lending Agreement).


General conservatory » information for loans

The following deadlines are to be observed:

  • Approval of the loan request by the ANL
    at least 6 months before the start of the exhibition
  • 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

Regardless of your loan agreement, please send orders for reproductions for illustrations in catalogues, brochures, folders, etc. to the » Picture Archives and Graphics Department.

Costs and fees
The costs incurred can only be calculated exactly when a loan agreement is concluded. The processing flat rate covers administration, documentation, security copies and object manipulation.

up to 10 itemsProcessing flat rate (determined on the basis of the insurance value of all objects = the root of the insurance value x 5)Minimum fee 
EUR 165.00
11 or more items
Accompaniment by a courier
each additional item plusEUR 50.00
Accompaniment by a courierDaily allowance   EUR 55.00
 Flat rate for working timeEUR 165.00
Accompaniment by a courier within Vienna(incl. 20 km from the city limits) ½ daily allowance, ½ flat rate for working timeEUR 27.50 / EUR 82.50
  Hotel and travel expenses (in the amount incurred)        
Restoration costsRestoration fee (ANL) per hourEUR 50.00
Fee for providing frames during the period of lending  
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