Borrowing

Central Library closed from July 26 to August 8, 2021

Due to necessary maintenance and repairs, the Central Library will be closed as a learning space from July 26 to August 8, 2021.

During this time, seat reservations or picking up of books will not be possible and new library cards will not be issued. Book returns will be possible during the opening hours of the building.

COVID-19 hygiene and safety requirements

When do I have to wear a mouth and nose protector?

  • When entering the library building until reaching your study place (incl. group workrooms and carrels).

  • When leaving your study place.

  • When collecting books at the library front desk.

  • When a library card is issued at the library front desk.

This applies to all 3 library branches (Central Library, Library for Law, Library for Social Sciences).

One of the following proofs must be presented to enter and remain in WU buildings.
 

Library Services

Important information for external library patrons

Seat reservations are possible. For the reservation you need a valid library card. If you do not have a library card yet, please register for an appointment to receive your library card first.

Borrowing Conditions for WU Students & External Library Patrons

In general, books can be taken directly from the shelf and checked out at the self-service checkout machines. Journals and newspapers cannot be borrowed from any of the libraries.

LocationWho?How long?How many items?Loan period extensions
Central Library
Levels 5 and 6
WU students,
external library patrons
2 weeks15Extensions are possible for 2 weeks at a time; max. loan period: 6 months
Central Library
Level -2
WU students,
external library patrons
2 weeks15Extensions are possible for 2 weeks at a time; max. loan period: 6 months
Central Library
Textbook collection
Level 3
WU students6 weeks5not possible
Central Library
Closed stacks
WU students,
external library patrons
2 weeks15
order online
Extensions are possible for 2 weeks at a time; max. loan period: 6 months
Library for Lawno lending   
Library for Social SciencesWU students,
external library patrons
2 weeks15Extensions are possible for 2 weeks at a time; max. loan period: 6 months

Lending conditions for WU Faculty and Staff

Information for WU faculty and staff

Payment of Fees and Fines

All fees and fines are paid by cashless payment at one of the two payment machines in the LC building (located close to the Central Library entrance). These machines can be used whenever the building is open, independent of library opening hours.

Contact

entlehung@wu.ac.at

Library Front Desk: +43 1 31336-4929