Exhibition – Carinthia (un)divided – 100 years after the referendum

One century ago, with the referendum on October 10th, 1920, Carinthia/Koroška was divided. One part of the region was given to Austria and the other to Yugoslavia (today Slovenia). In the territory allocated to Austria, the Slovenes became a minority. The hopes for the promised upturn and a peaceful coexistence of both ethnic groups in the young Republic of Austria were soon disappointed.

The exhibition consists of a documentary film depicting the historical events surrounding the plebiscite 1918-1920 and 12 exhibition panels in German and Slovene, with a thematic outline of the key events in the decades after the plebiscite that led to a dramatic decline of the Slovene speaking population, as well as the current developments in words and pictures.

The exhibition gives the interested viewer a comprehensive picture of the current situation of the Carinthian Slovenes and an objective overview of the historical developments that continue to have an impact today.



Vernissage Verschwinden

On January 19, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. the exhibition will open in the large reading room of the library (Z.2.10) with the screening of the film “Verschwinden/Izginjanje”. After the film there will be an opportunity to discuss and ask questions with director Andrina Mračnikar and expert Daniel Wutti. This will be followed by a joint tour of the exhibition.

We look forward to you!

Library’s opening hours during the semester break 2023

SEMESTER BREAK (Feb 1 – 28, 2023)

Mon – Wed, Fri: 08:30 – 16:00
hu: 08:30 – 19:00
Sat/Sun: closed

All registered users have unrestricted access to the library‘s reading rooms.

Registration for the 24-hour library is possible via the campus system under “My settings” >> 24-hour library.
Please register at least one day before you plan to use this service for the first time. Accounts are activated every day at midnight.


Semester break loans – 01/26/2023 – 02/03/2023

As usual, we offer students and external users the possibility to take out several open-shelf books for a longer period:

  • from Thursday, Jan 26, 2023
  • you can take out up to 6 open-shelf books,
  • until Thursday, March 2, 2023 at the latest

New: ORF-Archive database – research access point

ORF (the Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation) is opening its archives for scientific and academic purposes. The user interface mARCo makes access to the ORF’s archive database possible.

Students and teachers of Klagenfurt University can access ORF broadcasting since 1955 (TV and radio) and discover broadcast documentation and viewing media like keyframes and preview videos.

With more than 750,000 hours of programme from TV and radio, the ORF archives provide a central data collection of Austrian and global contemporary history for study, scientific, academic and teaching purposes.


Prior registration to mARCo is mandatory.

Please contact the University Library’s information desk:

Tel.: ++43(0) 463 2700 9589
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