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Closure of the Central Library & Change to a New Library System

Clos­ure of the Cent­ral Lib­rary: July 29­through Tues­day, August 15, 2017 & Change to a New Lib­rary Sys­tem: July 28 to Sunday, August 20, 2017: bor­row­ing or re­quest­ing books will be un­avail­able

Due to main­ten­ance and clean­ing work, the Cent­ral Lib­rary will re­main closed from Sat­urday, July 29, 2017 through Tues­day, August 15, 2017. The other lib­rar­ies will open as usual.
Open­ing hours of all lib­rar­ies on cam­pus

Di­gital re­sources
WU stu­dents will have un­res­tric­ted ac­cess to our data­bases, eBooks, and eJourn­als dur­ing the time the lib­rary will be closed. You can ac­cess these re­sources on cam­pus or from off-cam­pus, by means of re­mote ac­cess.

The WU Uni­versity Lib­rary will change to a new lib­rary sys­tem in the period from Fri­day, July 28, 2017 to Sunday, August 20, 2017. Please note that some of our ser­vices for bor­row­ing or re­quest­ing books will be un­avail­able dur­ing this period. You will re­ceive in­form­a­tion about the new lib­rary sys­tem in a sep­ar­ate e-­mail. In­form­a­tion is also availale on our webpage.

Loans
The self-ser­vice check­out ma­chines will be un­avail­able. This means that loans will not be possible.

Re­turns
The self-ser­vice book re­turn ma­chine will be un­avail­able. However, bor­row­ing peri­ods will be ad­jus­ted to make sure that no ma­ter­i­als need to be re­turned dur­ing the time the Lib­rary is closed.

Holds and re­quests
In the period from Thursday, July 27, to Sunday, August 20, it will not be possible to re­quest books from the lib­rary cata­log or place holds on books to re­serve them. The last day for re­quest­ing books from the cata­log or pla­cing books on hold will be Wed­nes­day, July 26.

In­ter­-lib­rary loans & doc­u­ment de­liv­ery
In the period from Thursday, July 27, to Sunday, August 20, it will not be possible to make re­quests for in­ter­-lib­rary loans and doc­u­ment de­liv­ery ser­vice. The last day re­quests will be Wed­nes­day, July 26.

Is­su­ing of lib­rary cards
The is­su­ing of lib­rary cards is not possible on Fri­day, July 28 and from Wed­nes­day, August 16, to Fri­day, August 18, 2017.

Im­port­ant dates

Fri­day, July 28The is­su­ing of lib­rary cards is not possible
Sat­urday, July 29, to Tues­day, August 15 Cent­ral Lib­rary closed
Thursday, July 27, to Sunday, August 20No hold re­quests, no re­quests for books from the lib­rary cata­log, no in­ter­-lib­rary loan, no doc­u­ment de­liv­ery
Fri­day, July 28, to Sunday, August 20No loans
Wed­nes­day, August 16, to Fri­day, August 18The is­su­ing of lib­rary cards is not possible


Sup­port and con­tact
If you have any ques­tions or en­coun­ter any prob­lems dur­ing the time the lib­rary is closed, please con­tact us by email: lib­rary@wu.ac.at
On the Uni­versity Lib­rary’s eLearn­ing pages, you can find on­line in­form­a­tion ma­ter­i­als on how to search for lit­er­at­ure and how to use our di­gital re­sources.



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