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General Information

Library homepage:

Library front desk (Borrowing, Library Cards)

Tel: +43 1 31336-4929

Library Information

Tel: +43 1 31336-4990

Opening hours

WU Library - Services for Employees


Branch libraries

24/7 access to the libraries

With the WU key card all faculty and staff have 24/7 access to the 4 branch libraries on the WU campus.

Borrowing books / Library card

To borrow books, you need a library card. You can get your card at the library front desk in the Central Library or you can fill out this form. The library card will be delivered by in-house mail.

Borrowing books from the Central Library

Use our Campus Delivery Service if you want to borrow books from the Central Library.

Where do I borrow the books?

Please use the self-service checkout machines in the libraries.

How many books can I borrow?

You can borrow up to 50 books from each branch library. Books from the textbook collection (Central Library level 3) may only be borrowed from WU students.

Where do I return the books?

You can return materials either in the branch library where you borrowed them or at the self-service book return machine in the Central Library.

How long can I keep the books?

Log in to the WU catalog using your WU account. If you click on the title of a resource, you can see the loan period. The standard loan period is 4 weeks. You can keep books for up to 6 months.

How do I extend the loan period?

We automatically extend the of loan periods of your books three days before they are due. If a book is reserved, we cannot extend the loan period.

You can also extend loan periods in your library account. The maximum loan period is six month. After this limit is reached, you cannot extend the loan period and no automatic renewal through the library is possible. If you still need to keep the books, please contact us at

Delivery services

General Delivery Service

You do not have to activate this service as the following items are automatically delivered to your Department:

  • Books ordered as part of your ordering rights or for your personal reference collection

  • Your inter-library loans and articles ordered via our document delivery service


Campus delivery service

To borrow books from the Central Library (LC), department staff can use our campus delivery service, which delivers books directly to the front office of the respective department. N.b.: If you choose to activate this service you will not be able to borrow books from the textbook collection (level 3).


To activate the service, please fill out this form.

How to order books

  • Log in to the WU Catalog using your WU account or your student ID number and student password (if you are enrolled as a WU student).

  • Search for the book you would like to borrow.

  • Click on the book title.

  • Click hold/request and confirm your request. By default the pick-up location is the Central Library. You can ignore this information.



Recently ordered books are delivered to the Department front office on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday every week.


If you would like to return a borrowed book, please put it in the book return box in the Department front office. The book return boxes are collected on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday every week.

Urgently needed books

If you need a book before the next delivery date, please do not place an order online. In such cases, we kindly ask you to borrow the book in person at Central Library in the LC building.


Procurement of literature

Books, which are not available at WU

Book acquistion

Please use this form to order new books acquisitions. The books will be purchased by the library and integrated into the library holdings if mot otherwise stated in your acquisition request.

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Inter-Library Loans

Books that are not available in the holdings of the WU University Library can be ordered as inter-library loans.


The WU Library bears the costs for document delivery and inter-library loans ordered by faculty members and researchers for teaching and research purposes.

Books for the Textbook Collection

The textbook collection contains multiple copies of high-demand textbooks. It is located on level 3 of the Central Library

Course instructors should ideally inform the library 6 to 8 weeks before the start of the semester to request the purchase of new textbooks or updated editions of textbooks.

With this advance notice, we can make sure that the required books will be available in time for the start of the semester. If you would like to make an acquisition request, please provide the following bibliographical details: title, name of the author, year of publication, publisher, ISBN. If you would like to request the replacement of an old edition of a textbook with a newer one, please add information about the existing edition that is already present in the textbook collection. Please note that lecture notes cannot be included in the textbook collection.


Journal articles

You can use the document delivery service to obtain journal articles, contributions, and papers that are not available at WU.

Order form


Research Data Management

Research data is data that is used or generated during the research process. Data is an important product of scientific work requiring a lot of money, time and expertise to be invested. The correct and sustainable handling of research data throughout the project is referred to as Research Data Management (RDM). The Library works together with the Research Service Center and the IT-services to answer your questions about taking care of your data.

We are happy to help you find answers to the following questions:

For further information on research data management at WU visit:


Open Access

As a researcher at WU, you can make your research results available to the public by means of two open access publishing strategies: by publishing them in WU’s institutional repository ePubWU and as open access publications in journals.

WU Vienna takes various measures to support faculty, staff, and students in their OA-activities and has issued an Open Access Policy in 2016.

The WU Open Access Office offers advice on the practical aspects of Open Access and works closely with other service units at WU.

Our services:

  • Individual information and advisory services about the topic of open access publishing

  • Training courses and Open Access Café information events

  • Advice and assistance in publishing your research results in the institutional repository ePubWU. The repository enables worldwide access to the scientific output of WU researchers. Additionally, it guarantees long-term storage and citability of publications.

  • Support in publishing your research results in scientific journals through agreements with various publishers, which offer open access publication options free of charge for authors.

  • Funding of open access projects at WU through a special publication fund


You can find detailed information about open access at WU here:


General questions:

Personal contacts:

Johanna Hubweber  

Agreements with publishers, WU publication fund

Tel.: +43-1-31336-6028


Gertraud Novotny

Institutional repository ePubWU

Tel.: +43-1-31336-4913


Workshops & Consultation

WU Staff
  • Recommendations and tips for efficient literature searches (tools, alerts, etc.)

  • Introduction to the information sources available at WU (with a focus on databases)

  • Specific document searches (literature in books and journals, with a focus on online resources)

  • Introduction to bibliography management with EndNote, EndNote Web, Citavi, or Zotero

  • Introduction to the range of services offered by the University Library – for new employees (inter-library loans, document delivery, information sources, etc.)

  • Use of online resources on Learn@WU

  • Open Access and electronic publishing

  • Research Data Management and repositories for research data


We offer face-to-face consultations for individual researchers and group workshops to faculty and staff. We do not charge you for our workshops.


Student Support- Drop-in Workshops

We offer drop-in courses with sessions of up to 90 minutes. You can make requests for topics to be discussed. The courses are tailored to the level of the participants (bachelor, master, or doctoral students).



Fit4Research - the WU Library’s eLearning program is a comprehensive catalog of information and support on searching for documents, researching a topic, using search tools (e.g. the library catalog and Google Scholar), finding your way around the Central Library, and managing references with programs like EndNote Web, Citavi, and Zotero.

Finance Area

Bloomberg, Datastream, and Eikon offer current and historical financial information on individual equities, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, and futures for both international and domestic markets. Company profiles and financial statements, analysts’ forecasts, news on worldwide financial markets.

Terms of use for all terminals

Terminals are available for use by WU degree-program students, faculty, and staff only. Concurrently enrolled students, alumni, and guests are not eligible.

Location & accessibility

The terminals are located near the Library Information on the second floor of the Central Library (LC building). WU faculty and staff have 24/7 access to all libraries on Campus. And the terminal can also be used outside the Central Library’s opening hours.


The terminals can be reserved independently. An online calendar shows which terminals are available, and they can be booked with just a few clicks.

Reserve a terminal

Liaison librarians

Every department has an assigned liaison librarian whom you can contact regarding any library related issue.

DepartmentLiaison librarian
Finance, Accounting, and StatisticsGuido Rauscher (digital)
Thomas Seyffertitz (print)
Foreign Language Business CommunicationChrista Fellinger
Alice Kristl
Information Systems and OperationsMichael Katzmayr
ManagementEva Maria Schönher
MarketingKarin Bitzan
Public Law and Tax LawLivia Neutsch
Barbara Lindsberger
Business, Employment and Social Security LawLivia Neutsch
Barbara Lindsberger
SocioeconomicsGerald Prabitz
Strategy and InnovationKarin Bitzan
EconomicsBranka Steiner-Ivancevic
Global Business and TradeBranka Steiner-Ivancevic