Using the Library

Opening Hours

Main Library
ERSTE Foundation Library
Erste Campus, Building Section F

Closed until further notice.

Financial Literacy Collection
Erste Financial Life Park (FLiP)
Erste Campus, Building Section A

Will remain closed until further notice. Media from this collection can be borrowed after pre-ordering via e-mail at

Limited opening hours from 10 Juny 2020 onwards, except statutory holidays.

Anyone may use the ERSTE Foundation Library collections in the library without a library card. You may search for information resources at our open-access collection on the premesis, read or study at the library’s study places – WiFi provided. ERSTE Foundation Library maintains its collections at two different places:


Checking out materials requires a Library Card to be obtained at the library desk in ERSTE Foundation

Library Card

Obtaining a Library Card at the main desk or at the reception desk of ERSTE Foundation Library requires a valid ID. The Library Card enables you to check out material for use outside the library. Once registered, you may borrow information material, update your email address online, place holds and recalls, and check on and renew your borrowed items.

Loan period

In general, ERSTE Foundation Library does not limit the number of items checked out. It is the cardholder’s responsibility to note the due dates for materials and to return or renew them by those dates.

The loan period runs for four weeks unless otherwise agreed on or renewed. Using your library ID to access your library online account, you can view the books checked out to you and when they are due. The ERSTE Foundation Library online catalogue will indicate whether an item is on reserve, or has any other use restriction.

Renewals, Holds and Recalls

Renewals – You may renew in person or by calling the library at +43 50100 15461. You may also renew items for another four weeks by going online yourself in the ERSTE Foundation Library online catalogue. Please get in contact with the library if you need the material checked out even longer.

Holds – Holds may be placed in person or in the ERSTE Foundation Library online catalogue with a valid library card.

Recalls – If you need an item that is checked out to another borrower, you may place a recall yourself online or in person at the library. As soon as the item has arrived, the library will notify you by email. You may also log into ERSTE Foundation Library online catalogue to check on the status of the item.

­Returning material

You should return ERSTE Foundation Library materials to the library desk at ERSTE Foundation during open hours, or to the library’s book drops at the self-check machines at: ERSTE Foundation or Erste Financial Life Park.

We do not encourage returns by mail, but if it is necessary, make sure that you mail the package to:

ERSTE Foundation Library
Am Belvedere 1
1100 Vienna

Self Check-in/out

Holding a valid library card entitles you to (self)check from both the general collection of ERSTE Foundation Library and the financial literacy collection located at Erste Financial Life Park (FLiP).

You may also use the self-return option, returning your borrowed material. Just touch the Return button on the self-check machine, place the media you are going to return upon the plate and the system will automatically take back your borrowed items. Please put the returned media in the box labelled “book drop” next to the machine.

General Library Rules

Although we don’t charge overdue items, we rely on you to keep the borrowed material safe and clean and to return it when due.

Study Places and Research Computer

ERSTE Foundation Library maintains a computer for public use in support of research and learning as well as study places with WiFi internet access for users at ERSTE Foundation.

Purchase Request

You may request media for purchase. Our librarian will decide upon acquiring the requested media in line with our collection development guidelines. Send a purchase request to the librarian

Opening Hours and Address

Main Library
ERSTE Foundation Library
Erste Campus, Building Section F

Closed until further notice.

Financial Literacy Collection
Erste Financial Life Park (FLiP)
Erste Campus, Building Section A

Closed until further notice.

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.