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Due to the decision of the Austrian federal government announced on 10 March 2020 to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), to protect your health, ERSTE Foundation will close access to ERSTE Foundation Library and its co-working space until further notice.

Loans and returns

Please note that neither borrowing nor returning is possible at ERSTE Foundation Library and the self-service access points. Media or books currently borrowed from ERSTE Foundation Library are automatically renewed. You will be able to borrow the respective media longer including the period affected by the closure. Access to your library account and the catalogue is still possible.


The ERSTE Foundation made this decision on 10 March 2020 as a preventative measure and in regard of the recommendations of the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs. We see this decision as a contribution to reduce not immediate necessary contacts and as a supportive action. All events in our publicly accessible co-working space are also cancelled.


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+43 50100 15461

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Jutta Braidt
Head of ERSTE Foundation Library

ERSTE Foundation Library
Am Belvedere 1
1100 Vienna

ERSTE Foundation Library is a specialist library that is open to the public; it is expressly also available to employees of Erste Group. The library encourages Erste Group employees to request library instruction tailored to their occupation and/or their recreational needs.

The main library has research and work stations for users. Materials from the open access library stocks can be borrowed with a library card. To obtain a library card at the main library desk, please make sure that our librarian is available. Besides issuing your library card, she will also assist in finding resources or recommend a good read.