University Library

Bibliothek, Foto durch Bücherregale | © Elsa Okazaki

With a total collection of more than 300,000 media, our university library is one of the largest public music and art libraries in Austria. It is the perfect place to dive into the past and develop visions for the future. Whether you are a student, a doctoral candidate or a teacher - our collections offer everything you need for everyday university life and beyond.

University Library
+43 676 88122 996

Mirabellplatz 1
5020 Salzburg

Current opening hours
Monday to Thursday

Friday 9.00-14.00
14.00-17.00 reading room only

Please mind our opening hours section!

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Due to construction work the university library's services will be limited during the summer.

From 8 till 12 July and 19 till 30 August the library will be closed completely.

From 5 July till 2 September 2024 it will not be possible to request any items.

Items that are requested before 5 July can still be collected during the opening hours.

On 2 September 2024 we will resume our regular operations.

Revising the online catalogue

In order to heighten user friendliness we are currently revising our online catalogue. The updated version will be released on 6 July 2024.

In the process the saved items list as well as the personal search and loan history will be deleted. Our advise is to take screenshots of these, should you wish to keep them. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to automatically import this data to the new online catalogue.

After the go-live we will continue work on the search engine. Please understand that due to this you might encounter bugs and error messages.

By September 2024 (at the latest) we will offer detailed information materials as well as training courses on the revised online catalogue.

Digital Media
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Library Haus der Musik Innsbruck / Music Library
(Holdings of the Department of Music Education Innsbruck)
Universitätsstraße 1
6020 Innsbruck
+43 512 507 25755

Opening hours: see here.
Guide to using the library

Fine Arts & Design Innsbruck Library
Amraser Straße 4
6020 Innsbruck
+43 676 88122 441

Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 8.30-12.00    






Orff Institute Library
Frohnburgweg 55
5020 Salzburg
+43 676 88122 556

Opening hours:  Mon-Fri from 9.00-16.00 hrs
Closed: August, Christmas vacations

Game Research & Playing Arts Archive
Schwarzstraße 24
5020 Salzburg
+43 676 88122 621
[Appointment required]

Institute for the History of Musical Reception & Interpretation Library
Mirabellplatz 1 (GG Room 253)
5020 Salzburg
+43 676 88122 619
[Appointment required]

Game Research & Playing Arts Archive

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The archive owns a considerable collection of historical game books, game plans and graphics. The research institute, founded in 1990 by Günther Bauer, is dedicated to the cultural history of games and playing arts.

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The collection policy of the Mozarteum University Library is oriented towards the spectrum of subjects taught at the university: music, theater and fine arts.

The tasks of the University Library include:

  • Acquisition, inventory management, indexing in accordance with the rules and regulations, and user-friendly provision of all information carriers required for research, teaching & study while observing the greatest possible continuity and completeness
  • Provision of holdings for borrowing by members of the university and by the interested public
  • Licensing & organization of access to electronic resources
  • Worldwide acquisition & mediation of scientific and artistic information, taking into account the copyright regulations
  • Conservation, maintenance & Participation and collaboration in joint ventures of the Austrian and international library and information system, in particular in the Austrian Library Network
  • User training with regard to information literacy
  • Documentation of the artistic and scientific achievements of the university
  • Guided tours of the library
  • Research courses for all users
  • Research courses as part of courses
  • Advice on scientific research in individual settings
  • Courses on working with the literature management program Citavi

In addition, the library is present at various events (e.g. Long Night of Research) and organizes the Long Night of Postponed Assignments once per semester, where students will find both material and mental nourishment to help them through the writing process.