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Gen­eral In­form­a­tion

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Lib­rary fronst desk (Bor­row­ing, Lib­rary Cards)

Tel: +43 1 31336-4929
Email: entlehnun­

Lib­rary In­form­a­tion

Tel: +43 1 31336-4990
Email: lib­

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 (entlehnun­, 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.

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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.




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?

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

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