The Main Zoological Library of the Natural History Museum Vienna currently comprises around 7,000 items (5,500 monographs, 1,500 periodicals) and has a specialized focus on the areas general and systematic zoology, teaching and research books, ecology, faunistics, lexicons, travel journals, biographies, and entomology.
The Main Zoological Library also encompasses the libraries of various scientific collections of the Department of Zoology.
Mag. Eva Zimmermann, MA
Researchers, students and guests are supported with scientific research, literature search and digitization requests. Furthermore, and with the help of appropriate information material, the basics of general library use are taught to school students. As part of the preparation of pre-scientific papers, library pedagogical support can take place.
Expert reports on various valuable books are created for both internal and external book lovers and collectors.
From monographs and journals that are in the library's holdings, reproductions can be ordered via interlibrary loan, taking into account the applicable copyright law. Requests have to be made in written form.
Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure
The libraries of the Natural History Museum Vienna are a valuable and essential source of information, both for the specialists working at the Natural History Museum Vienna as well as for experts from other institutions, students, and members of the public. The catalogue of monographs and journals is available online (http://koha.nhm-wien.ac.at/).
Inquiries concerning research and interlibrary loan as well as reproduction requests will be accepted in written form and will be accomplished with the best possible assistance.
The Natural History Museum Vienna exchanges publications with more than 1,000 scientific institutions around the world. This means that publications made by the Natural History Museum Vienna are sent to these institutions and in return they send their own publications to the Natural History Museum Vienna.
Allocation to Core Facility
The opening times are regulated differently in the individual specialist libraries. Please contact the library staff for information about opening times and the location of the libraries within the Natural History Museum Vienna.
Biologiezentrum der OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH
GEOUM - Arbeitskreis der Geo- und Umweltbibliotheken
Virtuellen Fachbibliothek Biologie der Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt am Main