The Peace Library is part of the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) and is located in the former synagogue of Stadtschlaining.
The Synagogue of Schlaining survived time. In 1986, the ASPR purchased the premise with the ruins of the synagogue and the rabbi’s house which were renovated subsequently. Now the former synagogue houses the peace library. It is a special library serving the research needs of the ASPR and is also open to researchers and the interested public. The greatest treasure oft he peace library is a tiny paper crane from Sadako Sasaki from Hiroshima, which is a well-known symbol of peace.
Currently about 30.000 books in german, english and other languages are in stock. They cover the following topics:
• Development Policy / Country studies
• International Policy / Regional Studies
• Military & Security Policy
• Peace Education
• Peace Movements & Social Movements
• Peace Studies / Peace Research / Human Rights
• Philosophy / Religion
• Political Psychology
• Political Sociology / Women Studies / Democracy & Minority Studies
Since the Peace Library is not only a scientific library but also a public library there is also an amount of german and english fiction as well as children books. All literature is searchable online in our Library Catalogue.