Read out

Using the Library

4 Loca­tions

Lib­rary Card & Ac­cess

You need a WU stu­dent ID card or a lib­rary card to en­ter the lib­rar­ies and bor­row ma­ter­i­als.

Books, Peri­od­ic­als, and Elec­tronic Re­sources

The WU Uni­versity Lib­rary's col­lec­tion in­cludes prin­ted books and journ­als, eJourn­als, and eBooks. Please use the WU Cata­log to per­form searches of the Uni­versity Lib­rary's hold­ings. The lib­rary also of­fers ac­cess to data­bases cov­er­ing aca­demic pub­lic­a­tions, stat­ist­ical data, and in­dustry, mar­ket, and com­pany-spe­cific in­form­a­tion.

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

Please see our pages on bor­row­ing items for more in­form­a­tion on the rules and reg­u­la­tions gov­ern­ing the use and cir­cu­la­tion of lib­rary ma­ter­i­als.


Be­fore en­ter­ing the lib­rar­ies, please store your jack­ets and bags in the lock­ers provided.

In the Read­ing Rooms

Smoking (in­clud­ing eC­i­gar­ettes) and eat­ing are pro­hib­ited in the user area of the WU Uni­versity Lib­rary.

Any bever­ages brought into the lib­rary must be in re­seal­able con­tain­ers. Bever­age con­tain­ers must re­main sealed at all times dur­ing trans­port and stor­age.

The use of mobile phones is al­lowed only in des­ig­nated areas.

Study Areas

A total of 1,500 self-study work­places are avail­able in the Cent­ral Lib­rary. Dif­fer­ent types of work­places are avail­able for dif­fer­ent study­ing re­quire­ments. The lib­rary has quiet zones, areas for com­mu­nic­a­tion or group work, pro­ject rooms (on­line book­ing and room use for WU stu­dents only), and the News­lounge.

Break timer discs

If you take a break, please get a disc and set it to show the time when you left your work­place, then put it on the desk so that it’s clearly vis­ible. Your work­place will re­main re­served for a period of 30 minutes. If you’re not back after 30 minutes, other lib­rary users can put your books and items aside and take the work­place. Work­places without break timer discs are also free for other lib­rary users to oc­cupy. When you’re done with your work and leave the lib­rary, please put your break timer disc back in one of the boxes.