OeNB Library for Social Sciences

Opening hours during the summer

From June 27 to September 23, 2022:

  • Central Library: Monday to Friday from 8am-8pm

  • Library for Law: Monday to Friday from 9am-4pm

  • Library for Social Sciences: Monday to Friday from 9am-2pm

Closing Weeks

The libraries are closed for maintenance from:

  • Central Library: July 25 to August 7, 2022

  • Library for Law: August 8 to August 15, 2022

  • Library for Social Sciences: August 15 to August 21, 2022


The collection of the Library for Social Sciences includes literature from all fields of social economics: empirical social research, sociology, business, economic and social history, philosophy, demography, economic geography and GIscience, environmental and regional development, management and sustainability, social policy, economics of aging, and health care economics.

The Library for Social Sciences currently has a total of 30,000 books and active subscriptions to about 25 print journals. The collection is complemented by the old holdings of the former Institute libraries of the Department of Socioeconomics, which are available in the Central Library’s compact shelving section.

The majority of the books are ordered by topic according to the RVK classification system on two floors. On the upper floor, a further 5,000 books are ordered according to the old classification systems used by the institutes for social policy, sociology and history.

Library Use/Loans

Most of the library's holdings are freely accessible and can be borrowed at the self-service checkout machine. Journals and newspapers cannot be borrowed.

If you need to copy parts of books or journals, a color scanner is available for use free of charge. You can save the scans as PDF, TIF, or JPG files on an external storage device (USB flash drive, external hard disk drive, memory card).

Technical Equipment/Infrastructure

62 workplaces
of which 5 are PC workstations
and 3 group study rooms (8 workplaces in each room)
1 color scanner

Opening Hours

Opening hours calendar


Front desk
Tel: +43 1 31336-5746 or +43 1 31336-5770

Library staff

Dr. Gerald Prabitz
Tel: +43 1 31336-4154
Email: gerald.prabitz@wu.ac.at


WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)
OeNB Library for Social Sciences
Building D4
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Vienna