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Facilities

PC Workstations

All four libraries are equipped with public computer terminals. With your WU Student ID or library card you are automatically entitled to use theses computers. Login with your WU login credentials (WU students and staff) or your library login credentials (external libarry users).

The follwing software is installed on the workstations:

7-Zip File ManagerIrfanView
Adobe Acrobat ReaderMicrosoft Office 2016
(Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Adobe Flash PlayerVLC Media Player
Corel PDF FusionSystem Center
Endpoint Protection
FirefoxWindows 10
Internet Explorer

Scanner

Each library is equipped with several color book scanners. Depending on the model, the scanners can digitize books up to A2 format and save the scans as PDF, TIF, or JPG files on an external storage device (USB flash drive, external hard disk drive, memory card) or send them as email attachments. Please note that the maximum file size for email attachments is 8 MB. The scanners can be used free of charge.

Printers & Copy Machines

There are no printers and copy machines in the libraries.

WU-students can use the printers in the printers in the PC labs of IT-SERVICES.

For information on the copy machines, please see the Facultas webpages (in German).

Self-Service Checkout

To borrow books, library users have to use self-service checkout machines. These machines are available in sufficient numbers in the Central Library and the Library for Social Sciences. As a general rule, library users can simply take books from the shelves and borrow them at the self-service checkout.

Wi-Fi

WU students, faculty, and staff members can use WU's wireless LAN.

Students, faculty, and staff of other universities can get more information on Wi-Fi access on IT SERVICES web pages.

If you have any technical questions, please contact the IT SERVICES Support Center.

Assistive technology room

Who can use the assistive technology room?

The room is open to all library users with disabilities or impairments.

Which equipment is available in the room?

HardwareSoftware
  • Desktop PC
  • Video magnifier with text-to-speech capability
  • PC workstation with refreshable braille display
  • Large-print keyboard
  • HD flat-screen monitor
  • Braille printer
  • Book scanner
  • Headset with microphone
  • Height-adjustable desks
  • Screen reader software with
    text-to-speech capability
  • Screen magnifier
  • OCR software for scanning
    printed text and reading
    it out aloud
  • Speech-recognition software
    for dictating documents
  • Multi-channel publishing tool
    for converting printed media
    into accessible, barrier-free documents

Where is the assistive technology room?

The assistive technology room is located in the Central Library, level 4, room LC.4.026 (http://gis.wu.ac.at/?roomShow=LC.4.026%20VIP&setLng=en).

Who can I contact to get access to the room?

Ulrike Kugler
Tel: +43-1-31336-5073

Sabine Kernbichler
Tel: +43-1-31336-4911

Email: library@wu.ac.at