The Library maintains a collection of about 680,000 books and about 150,000 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.
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.
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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 staff||External 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 Campus||VPNRemote access via||No 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.
Business, Economics & Social Sciences
|C.H.Beck | Beck eLibrary|
|Duncker & Humblot eLibrary|
|Edward Elgar | Elgaronline|
|Oxford University Press | Oxford Academic|
|Springer Nature | SpringerLink|
|Verlag Österreich eLibrary|
|Wolters Kluwer | Digital Book Platform|
Law eBooks are also included in the following databases:
|RIDA - Rechts-Index-Datenbank|
Working & Discussion Papers
|Centre for Economic Policy Research (UK)||CEPR Discussion Papers|
|National Bureau of Economic Research (USA)||NBER Working Papers|
|World Bank eLibrary||Working & 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.