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General Information

Library homepage:

Library fronst desk (Borrowing, Library Cards)

Tel: +43 1 31336-4929

Library Information

Tel: +43 1 31336-4990

Opening hours

Access to the Libraries

With your WU key card you have 24/7 access to the four libraries on the WU campus.

Borrowing Books

As a general rule, all books from the University Library’s holdings can be borrowed by academic staff. To borrow books, you need a library card.

How do I get a library card?
  • at the library front desk in the Central Library

  • send us an email (, and you get you Library Card delivered to your Department front office

Where do I borrow the books?

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

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 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.

How long can I keep the books?

In general you can keep books for 4 weeks. N.b.: Books from the closed stacks in the Central Library can be kept for 8 weeks.

How do I extend the loan period?

The library staff extends the loan periods for you three days before the books are due. If another person has made a reservation for one of your books, you are kindly ask to return it at the end of the loan period. If you wish, you can also extend loan periods via your library account.

Delivery Services

General Delivery Service

The following items are directly 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

Ordering books from the Central Library

  • 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.


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

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.

Obtaining Materials Unavailable at WU Library

Document Delivery Service

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

Order form


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.


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.

The WU Open Access Office offers a range of services to support your research 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


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.

Department Liaison librarian
Finance, Accounting, and StatisticsGuido Rauscher (digital)
Thomas Seyffertitz (print)
Foreign Language Business Communication Christa 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
Socioeconomics Gerald Prabitz
Strategy and InnovationKarin Bitzan
EconomicsBranka Steiner-Ivancevic
Global Business and TradeBranka Steiner-Ivancevic

Acquisition of Library Media & Financial reporting