The Library maintains a collection of about 680,000 books and about 144,000 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.

Support on searching for books in the WU catalog can be found in the WU Library’s eLearning program.


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.

Support on searching for eBooks in the WU catalog can be found in the WU Library’s eLearning program.


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 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

Business, Economics & Social Sciences

De GruyterWirtschaftswissenschaften Collection from 2014 on
Duncker & HumblotCollection "70 Jahre Grundgesetz"
Edward Elgar Publishing | ElgaronlineBusiness & 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 OnlineBusiness & Management Collection from 2015 on
Economics & Finance Collection from 2010 on

Psychology Collection from 2018 on
Sociology Collection from 2018 on
Oxford Scholarship OnlineBusiness & Management Collection from 2020 on
Economics & Finance Collection from 2020 on
Palgrave Macmillan | SpringerLinkBusiness & Management Collection 2009-2015
Economics & Finance Collection 2009-2015
Routledge Handbooks OnlineBusiness & Economics Collection 2015-2019
Springer | SpringerLinkWirtschaftswissenschaften 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
UTB | utb-studi-e-bookBWL/VWL Collection from 2020 on
Vahlen | Beck-eLibraryWirtschaft Collection from 2020 on
World Bank eLibraryWorld Bank eBooks
WTO iLibraryWorld Trade Organization eBooks


Kluwer | Digital Book PlatformTax Law Collection 
Springer | SpringerLinkSozialwissenschaften & Recht Collection from 2018 on

Law eBooks are also included in the following databases:

Beck-Online (no remote access)
Juris (no remote access)
Kluwer Arbitration (remote access for WU faculty, staff and WU students)
Lexis 360 (remote access for WU faculty and staff)
Linde Digital (remote access for WU faculty and staff, for WU students on request)
RDB Rechtsdatenbank (remote access for WU faculty and staff, for WU students on request)
RIDA - Rechts-Index-Datenbank (remote access for WU faculty, staff and WU students)
Verlag Österreich eLibrary (remote access for WU faculty, staff and WU students)

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)


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.