Restricted lending service COVID-19

Central Library closed from July 26 to August 8, 2021

Due to necessary maintenance and repairs, the Central Library will be closed as a learning space from July 26 to August 8, 2021.

During this time, seat reservations or picking up of books will not be possible and new library cards will not be issued. Book returns will be possible during the opening hours of the building.

COVID-19 hygiene and safety requirements

When do I have to wear a mouth and nose protector?

  • When entering the library building until reaching your study place (incl. group workrooms and carrels).

  • When leaving your study place.

  • When collecting books at the library front desk.

  • When a library card is issued at the library front desk.

This applies to all 3 library branches (Central Library, Library for Law, Library for Social Sciences).

One of the following proofs must be presented to enter and remain in WU buildings.

Library Services

Important information for external library patrons

Seat reservations are possible. For the reservation you need a valid library card. If you do not have a library card yet, please register for an appointment to receive your library card first.

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: