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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
    To log in, you will need your library card ID number and password 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 link Locations

  • 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.



WU’s institutional repository gives researchers the opportunity to make academic publications available online in accordance with the principles of open access. The electronic documents published on ePubWU are marked up with standardized meta data, which makes the texts globally accessible through search engines. The institutional repository guarantees long-term availability, authenticity of the documents, and stable links.



Publish Open Access Articles with Springer Compact

Starting on January 1, 2016, WU researchers can publish open access in over 1,600 Springer journals without any additional fees.

Researchers are eligible to participate in the new open access program if they are affiliated with WU (Vienna University of Economic and Business), act as corresponding author of the article in question, and are publishing in one of the 1,600 journals listed below.

What are the advantages for authors?

  • High visibility: All articles are freely available online immediately after publication

  • Easy compliance with the requirements of research funding agencies (e.g. Horizon 2020, FWF), for instance publication in open access journals or the use of repositories to guarantee long-term availability of articles

  • Publishing open access articles in renowned subscription journals

  • Authors retain their copyrights and are free to disseminate and re-use their work

  • Less expenses and administrative work for researchers

  • Journal articles may be uploaded immediately to any online repository, for instance ePubWU, WU’s institutional repository, or a personal web page

Which journals are eligible?

  • List of the over 1,600 subscription journals included in the agreement.

  • Please note that color printing charges are not part of the arrangement.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to participate in the open access program if you are

  • affiliated with WU (Vienna University of Economic and Business)

  • the corresponding author of the article

  • publishing in one of the journals listed

  • publishing in one of the following categories: OriginalPaper, ReviewPaper, BriefCommunication, or ContinuingEducation

How does it work?

The corresponding authors of accepted articles are asked to specify their affiliation with one of the participating institutions and agree to the terms and conditions for open access publications. Both the participating institution and Springer verify the author’s affiliation (e.g. via email or IP address). The article is then published under a Creative Commons license.


Additional information

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