Restricted lending service COVID-19

Library Services from April 1, 2021

All branches will be closed from April 1, 2021 until further notice.

  • Orders/reservations can still be made via the catalog from April 1, 2021.​​​​​​

  • Reserved books can only be picked up after the end of the lockdown.

  • Lending periods will be automatically adjusted by us during the lockdown.

Central Library


Books must be reserved via the WU library catalog (max. 10 items). You will need to log in with your WU account or library account data

  • WU Students: letter “h” followed by your student ID number (e.g. h12345678) + your WU password

  • External Library Patrons: Library ID no. with prefix “bib” (e.g. bib123456) + your personal library password

Pick up times & locations

We will notify you by email as soon as the books are ready to be collected. Please wait until you have received this email before you come to pick up your books.

Times for pick up and returns Central Library

Reserving books

  1. Open the catalog ( and login with your WU credentials or your Library ID.

  2. Search the book you want to reserve.

  3. Click the Order link.


PLEASE NOTE: At the moment WU students can also reserve books from the textbook collection (level 3). In order to do so, please select Central Library LC Text Book Collection.

Information about the availability of a book


Book from the Textbook Collection - reservation possible

Textbook Collection

Book from the general collection

Open stacks

Library for Social Sciences

You can borrow books during the opening times of the library. You do not need to order them.


If you have any problems or questions, please contact us by email: