Borrowing

As of January 18, 2021 the Central Library will be open again with restricted services

Services as of January 18, 2021

for WU students

external library patrons

  • order books from the Central Library and the Library for Social Sciences. Books can only be picked up and returned during the designated time slots.

  • reserve a scanner in the Library for Law.

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Important information for external library patrons

Due to the COVID-19 hygiene and safety requirements, until further notice, external library patrons may not use the libraries as learning space (reserve a seat) and we cannot issue new library cards.

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