Restricted lending service COVID-19

Library Services

All library branches (Central Library, Library for Law, Library for Social Sciences) can be accessed without a seat reservation and the libraries are open throughout the day (without the break at lunchtime).

Please note the regulations on 2,5-G as well as the FFP2 masks in the libraries.

Pre-ordering and collection of books from the Central Library via the lending service is still available.

Important information for external library patrons

If you need to borrow books and do not yet have a WU library card, please register for an appointment to receive your library card.

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

Please observe the COVID-19 hygiene and safety requirements.

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


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