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Inter-Library Loans

Books that are not available at WU may be ordered from other libraries as inter-library loans. Journals are not available for inter-library loan, but copies of individual articles can be requested through the document delivery service.


The WU Library bears the costs for document delivery and inter-library loans ordered by faculty members and researchers for teaching and research purposes.

Delivery times

You will be notified when the book arrives. Allow for a delivery time of at least two weeks.


Elisabeth Ruhs - tel.: +43-1-31336 ext. 4912
Sabine Kernbichler - tel.: +43-1-31336 ext. 4911
Email: fernleihe@wu.ac.at

How do I order books which are not available in the WU Library via inter-library loan?

1. To order books via inter-library loan you need a valid WU library card.

2. Open the WU catalog:


3. Log in to the catalog using your your WU library ID.

4. Click Inter-Library Loans.

5. Fill in the order form and confirm by clicking Order.

You will be notified via email as soon as the ordered book has arrived. WU staff receive the books via in-house mail.

The conditions of the issuing library apply, meaning that the length of the loan period may vary.

Where can I see the list of books I have ordered via inter-library loan?

Log in to your library account and choose Requests.

The list contains the books which you have ordered via inter-library loan.

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