The university library is AAU’s academic information centre and provides literature and information media for studying, research, teaching and continuing education. Furthermore, the university library also offers members of the general public in Carinthia specialist literature as part of an academic general library. The AAU university library is the largest library in Carinthia. The origins of the library date back to the second half of the sixteenth century. The university library is home to around 950,000 printed books and extensive e-resources. In addition to the academic literature that serves research and teaching purposes, the university library also houses valuable special collections: the Karl Popper collection, the Joseph Buttinger library, the Goess library and the Broch library. The special collections are home to 30,000 old prints, 700 early prints, 271 incunables, 374 paper manuscripts and 66 parchment manuscripts.