General information

May, 19th the library opens again!

Important: the general MUK COVID19-measures do apply. Even if you "only" want to pick up or return library material you need to show a negative test at the entrance!

COVID-19 Protection Measures at the MUK Library

Until further notice, the following rules of conduct apply:

Wear a mask that covers mouth and nose

Disinfect your hands, especially before and after using our computers and printers

Keep your distance from other library users and librarians!

Keep your stay in the library as short as possible!

You can borrow and return media as usual, you can consult reference media (e.g. encyclopedias) and make copies. In addition to the usual counter service, we also provide a box for contactless return of media.

Unfortunately, the use of the reading room as a study and lounge is currently not permitted. Unfortunately, it is also not possible to use the media-library on site.

Please be aware that if you do not comply to these measures, we must ban you from the library.

Stay healthy!

General Information

You can search the entire collection of the library in the MUK's online catalogue. Users can also use the catalogue to extend the loan period of any media they have out and to reserve media.

Approximately 60,000 different media and countless digital offers are available to students and lecturer of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna.

The library of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna has a current collection of about 60,000 media, which are located in an open-access area with most being available for loan. More than half of these are sheet music: piano arrangements, scores, countless complete editions (e.g. by Handel, Schönberg, Mozart and Bach) and, of course, sheet music for all the instruments taught at the MUK. The book collection of about 13,000 titles includes countless reference books, catalogues raisonnés and biographies as well as academic publications in the fields of music practice, music education, history of music, musicology, dance and drama. This collection is being constantly and systematically expanded with the help of lecturers and students and in accordance with the library’s financial resources. Furthermore, there are about 30 journals for use on-site in the library.

In the media library with audio-visual stations, users have about 4,900 CDs, 3,700 LPs and 350 DVDs available to them. As with the journals, the AV media can only be used on-site and are not available for loan.

As well as the students and lecturer of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, students and lecturers at other Austrian universities, private universities and technical colleges as well as people with their main residence in Austria are able to borrow the resources.


The MUK considers itself a progressive university of music and art that creates cultural values in the fields of music, dance, acting and singing. The MUK is the only university owned by the City of Vienna and brings together the best international young talent and outstanding lecturers.



Johannesgasse 4a
1010 Vienna


+43 1 512 77 47


+43 1 512 77 47-7913


Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m. (Johannesgasse 4a & Bräunerstraße 5)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. — 9:00 p.m. (Singerstraße 26)
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Sundays and holidays: closed