09. September 2023, 10:00 until 17:00

OPEN HOUSE WIEN 2023: TU Wien Bibliothek opens its doors


Visit the library building on 09 September to experience impressive architecture and innovative technical facilities.

Saturday, 09 September 2023, 10:00 - 17:00 (11:00: Special guided tour of the stacks,  16:00: Special guided tour "Davis")

Meeting point: Resselgasse 4 (main entrance, foyer)

In 1987, Austria’s largest library for technology and the natural sciences moved into its new building on Karlsplatz. Planning had started ten years before, and construction was completed in three years. The six floors of the library building that are accessible to the public feature open access shelving and various study zones. Three basement levels below the ground floor house the stack rooms and a laboratory for high magnetic fields. The most distinctive feature of the façade is the massive 18m owl sculpture that was designed by the sculptor Bruno Weber and cast in situ in 1986.

Over the last years, the interior of the library was adapted in order to position the library as an open space and make its role in society visible. In May 2023, a Data Visualisation Space, Davis, opened to provide an experimental learning space, with an interactive 2D wall and a 3D wall that makes it possible to experience virtual worlds together.

During OPEN HOUSE WIEN, the new Data Visualisation Space Davis will be accessible to the general public for the first time. Also included in the tour is a visit to the rooftop terrace, which is normally not accessible.

More information on the OPEN HOUSE WIEN website , opens an external URL in a new window

OPEN HOUSE WIEN opens doors of buildings, many of which are normally inaccessible to the public – free of charge. For two full days, anyone can take part in short guided tours by volunteers. OPEN HOUSE WIEN takes place on 09 and 10 September 2023 from 10:00 to 17:00.

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Event location

TU Wien Bibliothek
1040 Wien
Resselgasse 4





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