Graz University Library is a universal library with a scientific orientation and a public mission for the entire region. With around four million media, we are one of the largest cultural and educational institutions in Styria. We see ourselves as a "hybrid library" that provides both analog and digital media in the spirit of sustainable development.
As part of the university's digitization strategy, we are continuously working on expanding the range of e-books, e-journals and databases.
We are committed to the social responsibility of ensuring free and open access to scientific research results. On the publication server unipub , students and employees of the University of Graz can publish their scientific work Open Access. We offer them a comprehensive range of consulting and training services as well as infrastructures for literature searches, scientific publishing and the handling of research data.
The University Library preserves valuable historical collections. Special collections include a large part of the written heritage of the Duchy of Styria, including manuscripts, incunabula, rare and valuable prints, etc. from Styrian and Carinthian monasteries as well as holdings of the Jesuit University of Graz. Digital historical works are made available to researchers and the interested public on the publication server unipub in the section Special Collections | DIGITAL.
Our employees are important to us. As one of four training libraries in Austria, we offer a diverse training and continuing education program in the field of librarianship.
Our Library Regulations (PDF)