History of the library

1867 The University of Applied Arts was founded as the „School of Applied Arts of the Austrian Museum of Art and Industry" (now the Museum of Applied Arts).
1900 The school was separated from the museum and, consequently, the need for a separate library emerged.
1906 A Librarian of the school was mentioned for the first time.
1913 The first classified catalogue (approx. 1.500 items) was printed.
1934 Professional standards and a continuous acquisitions policy were introduced.
1967 The library was moved into new accommodation in a newly built part of the university.
1978 The name „Hochschulbibliothek der Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Wien" (Library of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna) was introduced.
1988 A new periodicals reading room was designed by Wilhelm Holzbauer.
1993 The main reading room was newly designed by Atelier Jurjevec.
1998 The name "Universitätsbibliothek der Universität für angewandte Kunst" was introduced.