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Gen­eral In­form­a­tion

Lib­rary homepage:­rary

Lib­rary fronst desk (Bor­row­ing, Lib­rary Cards)

Tel: +43 1 31336-4929
Email: entlehnun­

Lib­rary In­form­a­tion

Tel: +43 1 31336-4990
Email: lib­

Open­ing hours

Lib­rary Card & Bor­row­ing

WU stu­dents do not need a sep­ar­ate lib­rary card. As a stu­dent, your stu­dent ID card func­tions as a lib­rary card for the dur­a­tion of your stud­ies at WU.

Most of the books in the Cent­ral Lib­rary and the Lib­rary for So­cial Sciences col­lec­tion can be bor­rowed. Ma­ter­i­als in the Lib­rary for So­cial Sciences col­lec­tion can be bor­rowed by WU stu­dents. The col­lec­tions of the Lib­rary for Law and the Lib­rary for Busi­ness Lan­guages con­tain only non-­cir­cu­lat­ing items. This means that ma­ter­i­als from these lib­rar­ies can only be used on-s­ite in the lib­rary.

More In­form­a­tion

Loss of Lib­rary Card, Block­ing a Lib­rary Ac­count

WU stu­dents who have lost their stu­dent ID card can re­quest a du­plic­ate at the Ad­mis­sions of­fice. In the event of loss or theft of your WU stu­dent ID, please have your lib­rary ac­count blocked im­me­di­ately. To do so, please con­tact the lib­rary desk by phone (+43-1-31336 ext. 4929) or email (entlehnun­

Lo­gin In­form­a­tion for Re­quests / Holds

WU lo­gin: stu­dent ID num­ber (e.g. h12345678) + WU pass­word

Chan­ging the pass­word

Your lib­rary pass­word is your WU pass­word which you can change via the Con­trolpanel ap­plic­a­tion.

I can’t re­mem­ber my pass­word

Please go to the IT Sup­port Center. By show­ing a valid photo ID, you will be given a new pass­word.

In­form­a­tion & Con­sulta­tion

Our team is made up of spe­cial­ists from all di­vi­sions of the WU Lib­rary. We of­fer a broad range of ser­vices, provid­ing point-of-need sup­port for your lit­er­at­ure re­search.

Lib­rary In­form­a­tion

Re­search con­sulta­tion

Fit4Re­search - the WU Lib­rary's eLearn­ing Pro­gram

Text­book Col­lec­tion

The text­book col­lec­tion con­tains mul­tiple cop­ies of in­tro­duct­ory works. The col­lec­tion is located on level 3 in the Cent­ral Lib­rary and is freely ac­cess­ible.

To search for text­books, please use the text­book col­lec­tion cata­log. You can also find se­lec­ted basic lit­er­at­ure on our pages on basic lit­er­at­ure for be­gin­ning stu­dents.
Only WU stu­dents are eli­gible to bor­row works from the text­book col­lec­tion. A max­imum of 5 books can be bor­rowed at a time. The loan period is 6 weeks and can­not be ex­ten­ded. Text­books can­not be re­served or put on hold. To bor­row text­books, just take the volume dir­ectly from the shelf and use the self-ser­vice check­out.

Please note that as a gen­eral rule, the WU Uni­versity Lib­rary does not col­lect lec­ture notes. On the WU cam­pus, lec­ture notes can be pur­chased for in­stance at the ÖH Büch­erbörse book ex­change and the Man­age­ment Book Ser­vice (MBS) store.


WU stu­dents can use WU's wire­less LAN. If you have any tech­nical ques­tions, please con­tact the IT Sup­port Center.


Insges­amt gibt es im Bib­lio­thek­szen­trum 1.500 Selbst­stud­i­enplätze, die in un­ter­schied­licher Art aus­gestal­tet sind. Es gibt ruhige Zonen, Bereiche der Kom­munika­tion, Pro­jekträume und Car­rels (Nutzung und On­liner­eser­vier­ung nur für WU-Stud­i­er­ende) und die Mondi News­lounge.

Re­ser­vieren von Sitzplätzen

Das Re­ser­vieren von Leseplätzen und PC-Arbeit­splätzen durch Able­gen von Ge­genständen für einen durchge­henden Zeitraum von länger als 30 Minuten ohne persönliche An­wesen­heit ist nicht gest­at­tet. Desgleichen ist es nicht er­laubt, Plätze für andere Be­n­utzer/innen freizuhal­ten. 

Macht man eine Pause, so stellt man auf der Pausenuhr die Zeit ein, wann man in Pause gegan­gen ist und legt die Pausenuhr gut sicht­bar auf den Arbeit­s­platz. So ist der Platz 30 Minuten lang „block­iert“. Ist man nach 30 Minuten nicht zurück, können andere Bib­lio­theks­be­n­utzer/innen Ihre Ma­ter­i­alien bei­seite räumen und den Tisch neu bele­gen. Plätze ohne Pausenuhren dürfen eben­falls neu be­setzt wer­den.
Wenn Sie die Bib­lio­thek nach getaner Arbeit ver­lassen, le­gen Sie bitte die Pausenuhr wieder zurück in die Sam­mel­boxen.

VPN - Re­mote Ac­cess to Elec­tronic Re­sources

WU stu­dents can ac­cess most of the Uni­versity Lib­rary's sub­scribed elec­tronic re­sources both on and off cam­pus. Please see the IT SER­VICES web pages for in­struc­tions on how to get re­mote ac­cess to elec­tronic re­sources.

Study Areas

A total of 1,500 self-study work­places are avail­able in the Cent­ral Lib­rary. Dif­fer­ent types of work­places are avail­able for dif­fer­ent study­ing re­quire­ments. The lib­rary has quiet zones, areas for com­mu­nic­a­tion or group work, pro­ject rooms (on­line book­ing and room use for WU stu­dents only), and the News­lounge.

Break timer discs

If you take a break, please get a disc and set it to show the time when you left your work­place, then put it on the desk so that it’s clearly vis­ible. Your work­place will re­main re­served for a period of 30 minutes. If you’re not back after 30 minutes, other lib­rary users can put your books and items aside and take the work­place. Work­places without break timer discs are also free for other lib­rary users to oc­cupy. When you’re done with your work and leave the lib­rary, please put your break timer disc back in one of the boxes.

Refer­ence Man­age­ment Soft­ware

WU of­fers a uni­versity site li­cense for the Citavi and End­noteWeb refer­ence man­age­ment soft­ware. If you have any ques­tions on how to use Citavi, End­Note Web, and other refer­ence man­age­ment soft­ware, please con­tact the WU Uni­versity Lib­rary: lib­

Ad­di­tional in­form­a­tion can be found in the WU Lib­rary’s eLearn­ing pro­gram - Fit4Re­search.


To get ac­cess to the Citavi soft­ware, please sign up with your WU email ad­dress on this page. You will then re­ceive an email with fur­ther in­struc­tions for in­stalling the soft­ware.

End­note Web

To cre­ate an ac­count, you need to use a com­puter within the WU net­work (PCs in the lib­rary, your laptop on cam­pus, or via re­mote ac­cess from out­side the cam­pus).

On the web­site­end­ you can re­gister your ac­count.

WU Theses

Search­ing for Theses

The Uni­versity Lib­rary main­tains a col­lec­tion of all aca­demic theses com­pleted at WU, with the ex­cep­tion of bach­elor theses. The thesis col­lec­tion is freely ac­cess­ible in the shelf area on level -2. To search for a thesis, please use the WU Cata­log.

Search examples

Sub­mit­ting your Theses

You have to hand in one copy of your mas­ter thesis to the Ex­am­in­a­tions Of­fice.
Please find fur­ther in­form­a­tion on the web pages about the mas­ter's thesis.

Bind­ing of Mas­ter Theses

The sub­mit­ted copy of the thesis must be per­man­ently bound in hard­cover with a glued spine. Metal clamp bind­ing is not ac­cept­able.

Apart from these re­quire­ments, the lay­out of the thesis is up to the can­did­ate, un­less the thesis su­per­visor has spe­cified other­wise.

Thesis Em­bargo

The au­thor(s) can re­quest to have an em­bargo placed on the thesis. More 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.

The ter­min­als only avail­able to cur­rent WU stu­dents, fac­ulty and staff of WU. Con­cur­rently en­rolled stu­dents may not use the ter­min­als.

The work­sta­tions are situ­ated near the Lib­rary In­form­a­tion desk (Cent­ral Lib­rary, build­ing LC, level 2). Book­ing is re­quired, for an ap­point­ment please write to lib­

Lit­er­at­ure not avail­able at WU Lib­rary

In­ter­-lib­rary loans are avail­able if you need books which are not in the WU Uni­versity Lib­rary col­lec­tion.

The doc­u­ment de­liv­ery ser­vice is for ob­tain­ing articles which are not avail­able at the WU Lib­rary.

If you feel that a book or peri­od­ical that is not cur­rently lis­ted in the cata­log would be a valu­able ad­di­tion to the lib­rary’s col­lec­tion, you can sub­mit a sug­ges­tion.