The Study Hall of the Albertina offers students, scholars and researchers a comprehensive set of study facilities, along with a modern infrastructure and a vast specialist library.


Opening Hours

Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm
15 July to 15 August, 24 December to 6 January, on all official holidays and during periods of maintenance work closed



In the Study Hall

The complete holdings of all drawings, a substantial part of the Graphic Art Collection, the Photographic Collection and core sections of the Architectural Collection are stored in the internal TMS database, with around 265,000 data sets or 600,000 objects. The entire database is available to users of the Study Hall for research purposes.


From this rich store of material scholarly researchers and art connoisseurs alike may request to be shown individual works. A substantial specialist library on art history, with particular emphasis on the fields of drawing, the graphic art print and photography, is available and ready for use.


Online Research

In the Albertina’s pictorial database there are currently 30,000 main works of the Graphic Art Collection, around 4,500 objects of the Photographic Collection and around 10,000 objects of the Architectural Collection and 5,700 objects of the Poster Collection that can be researched online.




  • 20 work stations with laptop docking and W-Lan
  • Terminals leading to the museum and library database
  • Substantial art historical handset
  • Current issues of art journals
  • Reproductions (NB.: a fee is payable for this service)

Please note

For reasons of preservation, particularly valuable and sensitive originals, such as the drawings of Albrecht Dürer, can only be shown to persons engaged in scholarly research and only after prior permission being sought and granted from the study hall directorate.



The study hall can be found on the ramparts alongside the longitudinal section of the palace.



Access for visitors with a disability available after prior notice (by telephone or e-mail)
Entry is dependent upon production of a current official photo ID at reception
A wardrobe service and research terminals are available in the entrance area leading up to the study hall.