Library homepage: www.wu.ac.at/en/library
Library fronst desk (Borrowing, Library Cards)
Tel: +43 1 31336-4929
Tel: +43 1 31336-4990
Access to the Libraries
With your WU key card you have 24/7 access to the four libraries on the WU campus.
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 (email@example.com), 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.
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
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.
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.
Georg Fessler (+43 1 31336-4085)
Margret Schmied-Kowarzik (+43 1 31336-4918)
Every department has an assigned liaison librarian whom you can contact regarding any library related issue.
|Finance, Accounting, and Statistics||Guido Rauscher (digital)|
Thomas Seyffertitz (print)
|Foreign Language Business Communication||Christa Fellinger |
|Information Systems and Operations||Michael Katzmayr|
|Management||Eva Maria Schönher|
|Public Law and Tax Law||Livia Neutsch|
|Business, Employment and Social Security Law||Livia Neutsch|
|Strategy and Innovation||Karin Bitzan|
|Global Business and Trade||Branka Steiner-Ivancevic|
Acquisition of Library Media & Financial reporting
Financial reporting - University Library
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