Library Services as of May 3, 2021
COVID-19 hygiene and safety requirements
The wearing of mouth and nose protectors (FFP2) is mandatory in WU buildings, the libraries as well as at the learning spaces. Please keep a safe distance of 2 meters from other people.
One of the following proofs must be presented to enter and remain in WU buildings (e.g. using the libraries as a learning space, using a scanner in the Library for Law, borrowing and returning of books).
Seat reservation in the Central Library, the Library for Social Sciences, or the Library for Law (for WU students only)
Lending service for books in the Central Library (books can only be picked up during the designated time slots)
Book returns in the Central Library (books can only be returned during the designated time slots)
Borrowing and returning of books in the Library for Social Sciences (please check the opening hours)
Scan service (for WU students only)
Important information for external library patrons
Due to the COVID-19 hygiene and safety requirements, until further notice external library patrons may not use the libraries as learning space (reserve a seat). Appointment reservations to receive a library card will be available again starting with May 6, 2021.
The Central Library in building LC is the first place to turn to for students who are searching for academic literature. Its pleasant, quiet environment is particularly ideal for independent study.
The WU textbook collection is located on level 3. Books published from 2004 onward are available on levels 5 and 6. These books are shelved by topic, following the RVK classification system. Books published before 2004 and theses completed at WU (diploma and master theses, dissertations) are stored on level -2. These works are not shelved by topic.
The Newslounge on level 4 offers the latest issues of business magazines and Austrian and international daily newspapers. The current year’s issues of academic journals and bound volumes of periodicals by year can be found in the periodicals section on level -2.
Most of the holdings are freely accessible and available for borrowing. Journals and newspapers cannot be borrowed.
More information on borrowing.
Ask the staff at the Library Information desk on level 2 in the OMV Central Library if you need any assistance with your literature searches or have any questions on how to use the library and its services.
The Library Information team is available to answer your questions Mon–Fri, 10:00am–5:00pm, Wed 10:00am–7:00pm.
66 PC workstations
9 color scanners
WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)