"The Styrian State Library is the oldest regional library in Austria. It is a public, scientific library that is open to all people of Styria. With its collection focus on Styriaca, i.e. everything relating to Styria, by and about Styrians and anything that is published in Styria, it is unique amongst Austrian libraries. The State Library also includes contemporary fiction and a lot of research material, for example for pupils writing their pre-scientific papers."
Location and opening hours of the State Library:
The State Library is a barrier-free building located in the Joanneumsviertel quarter in Graz. The address is Kalchberggasse 2. The opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. On Thursdays, the library is open until 8 in the evening. During the summer and Christmas holidays, the library closes at 1 pm.
What do I need to do to borrow a book?
- You take out a library card for EUR 7 for one year (reduced rate EUR 5).
- You can also register online.
Does the library have books on topic xyz?
If you are looking for books on a specific topic, we recommend you use our online catalogue for an initial keyword search.
If I cannot find a book at your library, can I still get it?
The Regional Library offers the "Wunschbuch" option to suggest a desired title for purchase.
As a rule, all "desired books" are purchased, but the Library reserves the right to check the book and, in rare cases, reject the request.
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