The library of the Austrian Foreign Ministry is a historically grown library – you can find publications from the Austrian UNESCO-Commission in Vienna as well as from the former Institute for East- and Southeasteuropean Studies. Furthermore we offer material about the Austrian Missions and Cultural Forums.

It is a subject library for

  • International relations and diplomacy – the literature provides background information on the top spots of today (EU, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, development of Balkan and CIS-states, et al.)
  • International economics
  • International law
  • Material about educational, cultural topics, gender studies (focus on Europe!)
  • reference material (encyclopaedias, et al.)

The majority of publications are available in English and/or German, some titles in French.

We subscribe to about 500 current journals and magazines.

How can I get my books?

It is highly recommendend to order books in advance by phone or email (see contact information on the right).

The online catalogue is only in German.

Location and contact

A-1040 Wien, Favoritenstraße 15a
(in the building of the Diplomatic Academy, U1 station Taubstummengasse)
1st floor (escalator)

Tel: +43 (0)50 11 50 - 3902

How to find us

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 9 a.m - 4 p.m. (Individual appointsments available on request)

Closed on Good Friday, 30 March 2018.