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Opening hours

At the moment the University library (Central Library LC, Library for Law D3, Library for Social Sciences) is closed.

Information for

Lending periods of borrowed books

Lending periods will be automatically set and no books will be due during the closing period.

Returning books

It is not possible to return books.

Digital Resources – access for WU faculty, students, and staff

Most of our digital resources (databases, eBooks, eJournals) remain available to WU faculty, students, and staff without restriction during the closure. Access is available on campus, and from off campus with a VPN client.

Use the WU Catalog to find eBooks and eJournals. Full-text articles can be found in the CatalogPLUS. The Electronic Journals Library lists all of our 25.000+ eJournals.

Digital Resources – access for external library users

There is no access to our digital resources for external library users.

Contact

If you have any problems or questions during the period that the Library is closed, please contact us by email: library@wu.ac.at

The WU University Library’s occupancy tracker

Library users can check online from home or on their cell phones how crowded the Central Library or the Library for Law are at the moment, or how many people are likely to be using the library later in the day.

The light-colored bars indicate predicted occupancy, while the dark-colored ones show current user numbers.

What data are the predictions based on?

Predicted occupancy levels are based on the number of actual library users counted during similar time periods in the previous year (e.g. summer or winter semester, semester break, or exam prep week). The actual occupancy data from the last five days is also included in the prediction, as is the number of users on the current day, which helps the predictions become increasingly accurate throughout the day.

How are library users counted?

The number of people currently in the library is counted using the turnstiles at the entrance to the library.