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The special exhibit

In 2020 the Austrian National Library presents six "special exhibits" from their rich holdings, which for reasons of conservation can be exhibited only rarely in public. These fascinating objects are displayed in our State Hall.

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Fritz Habeck on the February Fighting 1934

Until November 15 at the State Hall

Fritz Habeck was the author of several novels and internationally successful books for young people as well as detective stories. At the same time, his diaries are excellent historical testimonies. One of the volumes dates from 1934 and documents the experiences of the 17-year-old Habeck during the February civil war, which he witnessed at close quarters.

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Capacity library area at Heldenplatz

Due to the minimum distance required by the authorities, currently not all seats are available in the reading rooms. The capacity indicator serves as an orientation for your visit


123 seats (reading rooms, lounge or research zone) are still available.

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