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Specialized Library Unipark , Salzburg, Austria


Andrew Phelps2011_5845Name of the Library:  Specialized Library Unipark
Parent Organisation: University Library of Salzburg
Street Address: Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1
Postal Address: 5020 Salzburg
Telephone: 43662/8044/4927
Web Address: http://www.uni-salzburg.at/bibliothek
Library Email :  info.unipark@sbg.ac.at

Type of Library :Special Library
Population served: Unipark library is a specialized university library for approx. 5.500 students, but it is open to and used by the whole university (students as well as staff) as well as the general public
Project Type: New Building
Size (square metres):  4.000 m²
Date of Completion: 2011
Architect: Storch, Ehlers&Partner
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The University Library of Salzburg is made up of several locations including the newly built and especially attractive Specialized Library Unipark. Its inventory comprises around 400.000 media on Romance Language and Literature, English and American Studies, Slavonic Studies, German Language and Literature, Linguistics, Educational Science, Art History, Music and Dance Studies.

The library consists of three different levels and is fully air-conditioned. The floor is made of black linoleum, interrupted by red carpets demarcating the work areas. The architects’ color concept of black, white and red dominates the interior design down to the smallest detail, for example the labeling of the book shelves. The library’s wide reading staircase and generous lounge area are used as event location and are the highlight of the library. Please see the attached pictures to give you a full impression of the library’s special charm.

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Apart from the architectural beauty of our library, the location of the library building is also noteworthy. Set right in the center of Salzburg’s picturesque Nonnberg district, breathtaking Alpine views and beautiful touristic sights surround the library. To mention but one: Unipark Library is in direct vicinity to Nonnberg Abbey, where parts of the famous _Sound of Music_ blockbuster film starring Julie Andrews were shot.

Unipark Library is also noteworthy for its innovative reading events: Especially popular books are presented and read from on a regular basis, usually by the authors themselves. These readings are widely appreciated by members of our University and the interested public.