Library Neue Galerie Graz

The art library is open by prior appointment. 
Please contact us by phone or mail.
Searches in our online library catalogue are possible at any time!

Please note that the library will be closed from July 16 to July 26!

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The Library / Neue Galerie Graz has more than 60.000 items, in particular books, exhibition catalogues, auction catalogues, magazines and digital media about visual art in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, but also about fotography, video- and media art.
It offers all those interested in these topics comprehensive research opportunities and engagement with the scientific discourses in art. 

The Library / Neue Galerie Graz is a member of the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Kunst- und Museumsbibliotheken” (AKMB).

The Library has found a new home in the Joanneum Quarter, in the 3rd floor.
After your registration at the information desk at the visitor center you get a visitor card for the elevator.

The Online-Catalogue contains all media acquired since 1999, currently about 55.000 media items.
Older stocks can be found in the card catalogue located outside the reading room. (Work is under way on the incorporation of old stocks in the library database.)

Virtual catalogues
The catalogue of the library can also be searched using one of the following virtual catalogues:

Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue (under Österr. Landesbibliotheken)
Landesbibliothekenverbund Österreich / Südtirol

Archive / Artist Documentation
By arrangement, visitors of the library can also access the Neue Galerie's artist archive complete documentary stock. For 40 years now, information about Austrian artists and events in the world of art have been collected and managed here.


Our library is staffed and available to anyone interested in art. Admission is free.

The library is a reference library and reading places are available.

The whole stock is open and systematically arranged to make it possible to search for literature directly on the shelf. The staff would be pleased to provide any research assistance that it can.

PC workstations are provided for searching titles in the Online-Catalogue or other catalogues and databases.

Internet access is unrestricted and free for all library visitors, but should not be used for commercial or illegal activities, for playing or chatting.

Advance booking and reservation of books for long term work (by e-mail) is possible.

Reservation of books for teaching groups in hand-carried devices is available.

Copying and scanning facilities are located outside the reading room.(A4 black/white 10 cents, A3 black/white 15 cents, scanning to USB drives is free of charge)

Special focal areas

Art and the history of Austrian Art from 1900 to the present

National and international exhibition catalogues

Literature on individual artists (exhibition catalogues, monographs, catalogues of work)

Literature on museums, exhibition galleries, and other institutions (annual reports, inventory catalogs, museum guides)

Literature relating to current art discourses

Works on art theory, secondary literature, lexica

Art magazines

Address and Contact

Neue Galerie Graz/Universalmuseum Joanneum Library

Joanneumsviertel 2/3rd floor
A-8010 Graz