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Books

The Library maintains a collection of about 647,000 books and about 115,000 eBooks.

The WU University Library is not only the largest economics and business library in Austria, it also ranks among the most extensive libraries of its kind in the German-speaking world. The WU Library collection focuses on business and management, economics, law (particularly business law), information systems, mathematics and statistics, economic geography and economic history, sociology, and business education.

Printed Books

The WU University Library's collection of printed volumes is stored at four branch locations that focus on different topics and disciplines.

You need a WU student ID card or a library card to enter the libraries and to borrow materials. Please use the WU Catalog to search the WU Library collection for printed books.

eBooks

Search and Download

To find eBooks use the WU Catalog. In general our eBooks are of PDF-documents which can be donwloaded and/or printed.

Access

Our electronic resources (databases, eJournals, and eBooks) can be used by WU students, faculty, and staff as well as all other WU library patrons. For details on available access options, please see the table below.

WU students, faculty, and staffExternal library patrons
on
Campus
On the PCs in the WU libraries
In the IT Services computer labs
via Wi-Fi on your own computer and in the self-study areas

Non-affiliated persons may use materials on-location in the library.
off CampusRemote access via VPNNo remote access

Please note that due to licensing agreements some of our databases (especially law and finance resources) can only be used by WU students, faculty, and staff. Special conditions may also apply to using the resources via remote access. For details, please consult the description of each individual database.

eBook Collections

Economics & Business

De GruyterWirtschaftswissenschaften Collection from 2014 on
Edward Elgar Publishing | Elgaronline Business & Management Collection from 2014 on
Economics & Finance Collection from 2014 on
Organisational Behaviour Collection
Elsevier | ScienceDirectHandbooks in Economics Series
Emerald | Emerald InsightBusiness, Management and Economics E-Book Series Collection from 2016 on
IMF eLibraryIMF eLibrary eBooks
OECD iLibraryOECD iLibrary eBooks
Oxford Handbooks Online Business & Management Collection from 2015 on
Economics & Finance Collection from 2010 on
Palgrave Macmillan | SpringerLinkBusiness & Management Collection 2009-2015
Economics & Finance Collection 2009-2015
Routledge Handbooks OnlineBusiness & Economics Collection from 2015 on
Springer | SpringerLink Wirtschaftswissenschaften Collection from 2005 on
Business & Economics Collection 2005-2015
Business & Management Collection from 2016 on
Economics & Finance Collection from 2016 on

Sozialwissenschaften & Recht Collection from 2018 on
Psychologie Collection from 2018 on

Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing from 2007 on
Lecture Notes in Computer Science from 1997 on
WISOWISO eBooks
World Bank eLibraryWorld Bank eBooks
WTO iLibraryWorld Trade Organization eBooks

Law

Law eBooks are included in the following databases:

Beck-Online
Juris
LexisNexis Online Österreich
Lindeonline
RDB Rechtsdatenbank
RIDA - Rechts-Index-Datenbank
Verlag Österreich eLibrary

Working & Discussion Papers

Centre for Economic Policy Research (UK)CEPR Discussion Papers
National Bureau of Economic Research (USA)NBER Working Papers
World Bank eLibraryWorking & Discussion Papers (incl. Policy Research Working Papers)
LawRemote Access
Beck-Online no
Kluwer Arbitration WU faculty and staff
LexisNexis Online Österreich WU faculty and staff
Lindeonline WU faculty and staff
WU students on request
Manz Online-Bibliothek WU faculty and staff
WU students on request

Disclaimer

Our electronic resources may be accessed only for study purposes, teaching, or research at WU, or for personal use. It is strictly prohibited to redistribute or systematically copy or download content from the provided resources or to use such content for commercial purposes. In the event of a violation of these rules, WU may disclose the respective user's contact data to its contractors and content providers, or ban the user from accessing the electronic resources. Any costs and damages resulting from claims made against WU because of infringements of the rights of third parties caused by a library patron shall be borne by the patron. Legal restrictions may apply to some materials, which can only be used by our students or staff, or can be accessed only within the library building.