Subject matter of this report is the development of the 20 Austrian libraries at federal universities. Main topics are national and international cooperations and projects during 2009. Legal framework conditions for the federal universities and the observance of the university libraries in Wissensbilanz and Leistungsbericht are discussed. Important focal points of cooperations at the national level are activities of Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Bibliotheksdirektor/-innen, Austrian Library Consortium and Austrian Academic Consortium. In 2009 cooperation took place on an international level with Electronic Journals Library, Database Information System, subito, eBooks on Demand, BIX library index and German Library Statistics. Special cases are the provenance research projects at six Austrian university libraries about Nazi-looted property. These projects started individually but close cooperation between libraries is intended for the future.