The Film Museum's Library is the most comprehensive and most detailed public film library in Austria. It holds about 28.000 books and over 400 magazine titles covering a broad range of film-related topics. Due to our new acquisitions the library allows our users for getting acquainted with the current debate on film.

Thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture, in 2012 the Film Museum was able to purchase the Private Library of Amos Vogel and numerous of his Juvenalia.
The Film Museum has been collecting publications in various languages on film history, theory, technology, about all kinds of genres, filmmakers and individual films. The library also includes a large number of brochures, often related to film events, which had a limited circulation when first published. 
In the book catalogue is available online as well as in the library. You can search for titles, genres, persons, authors and keywords. The newest publications are regularly acquired and catalogued immediately.
An important part of the library are the film magazines such as Cahiers du Cinéma, Positif, Film Comment, Film Culture, Film Quarterly, Variety, Sight and Sound, Filmkritik and many more – from Cuba to Russia, from Andy Warhol's Interview to Austrian film magazines. The Periodicals Collection also includes a rich selection of early American Periodicals from 1908 to 1935 and several titles that existed for short periods only but had a strong influence on film historiography, such as Close Up (1927–33), Experimental Film (1930–34), La Revue du Cinéma (1946–49), Film (1963–71), Kintop (1992–2005) or cinéma (2001–07).



The library is open to the public and free of charge. Free WLAN access.
Please note that it is a reference library: we do not lend books.

It is situated on the 1st floor of our location at Hanuschgasse 3 (Building 2) and open Mondays and Wednesdays from 12 to 6 p.m. Appointments can also be arranged outside the library opening hours. A pre-registration is absolutely necessary.


The library is closed from July 27 to August 14, 2020.

Elisabeth Streit, Library
T+43  | 1  | 533 70 54 Ext 31