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Borrowing

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 students2 weeks15Extensions are possible for 2 weeks at a time; max. loan period: 6 months
Library for Business LanguagesWU students2 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

Returning Items

Central Library

To return items to the Central Library, library patrons are asked to use the self-service book return machine located to the right of the Central Library entrance. This machine can be used whenever the building is open, independent of library opening hours.

Library for Social Sciences

Materials borrowed from the Library for Social Sciences can be returned to the library desk during the library’s opening hours. PLEASE NOTE: Only materials borrowed from the Library for Social Sciences can be returned here.

Library for Business Languages

Materials borrowed from the Library for Business Languages can be returned to the library desk during the library’s opening hours. PLEASE NOTE: Only materials borrowed from the Library for Business Languagescan be returned here.

Reserving/Ordering Books

  • Books which are checked out to other persons can be reserved online. NB: Books from the textbook collection can not be reserved.

  • Books which are located in the closed stackes have to be ordered online.

  • Books which are available on the shelf, cannot be reserved.

1. Use the WU Catalog to find the relevant item and click on the link Locations.

2. Click on the link sign in and log on with you library ID.

3. Click hold/request and confirm your request.

4. Log out of your library account.

Picking Up Books on Hold

Central Library

Books requested from the closed stacks and books on hold ready for pick-up can be collected from the self-service holding shelves. The items on these shelves are ordered alphabetically by the names of the patrons who requested them. Patrons can simply retrieve the books from the holding shelves and check them out at one of the self-service machines.

Library for Social Sciences & Library for Business Languages

Books on hold ready for pick-up can be collected at the library desk and checked out at the self-service machine.

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