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» Branches & opening hours » Central library » Colleges


The Central Library structures its offer of knowledge, information, and entertainment according to the "college model".

2nd floor

College 1

Foreign-language library - Language - Literature – Study of literature

1a) Foreign-language library
The foreign-language library comprises the world languages English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese as well as the languages of Austrian minorities and migrant groups, such as Turkish, Slovenian, Albanian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian.

In addition, we also offer a foreign-language library for Ancient Greek, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Chinese, Esperanto, Farsi (Persian), Finnish, Hebrew, Yiddish, Catalan, Ladin, Latin, Dutch, Norwegian, Romanes, Romanian, and Swedish.

Foreign-language videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, and audio books complement this offer.

1b) Language
Standard works of history of language and linguistics as well as popular science works. General German language guidebooks and study aids (grammar, style, essay writing, presentations), rhetoric and elocution, as well as German as a foreign language.

Broad range of language courses (on CD/DVD-ROM, combination of books & CDs or tapes). Extended selection of grammar and vocabulary guides, dictionaries, and general student books in many world languages.

Comprehensive reference library with dictionaries in many languages for use in the library.  

We have also compiled a list of links on language matters (PDF – 88.6 KB) for all language enthusiasts – have fun exploring them!

College 2

Leisure Time, Sports and Exercise, Lexicons - Travelling – Vienna, Austria – Culture, History

College 3

Society, Politics, Media - Law - Philosophy - Psychology, Education - Health, Medicine - Religions, Esotericism – Men’s and Women’s Library

3rd floor

College 4 - Kirango, the kids’ planet

Art Library - Video/DVD – Audio books - CD-ROM – Specialised publications - Periodicals - Comics – Stories – Foreign-language – First readers – Picture books

5,500 books in different languages: for instance in Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, English, Farsi, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish; a small selection also in Arabic, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish and several multilingual books
Of course, the KIRANGO planet also has its own page in the WorldWideWeb: www.kirango.at.

College 5

Latest trends - Music - Art

College 6

Natural science, mathematics – Technology – IT & Computer – Jobs & Career Development – Economy

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