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Vienna University Library

With 7.1 million books, 325,000 e-books, 80,000 e-journals, 7,400 print journals and over 1,200 databases, Vienna University Library is Austria's largest library. At the same time it is also the oldest university library in the German-speaking area, dating from 1365. It collects media from all disciplines taught and researched at Vienna University. Read more...


Large reading room

The main library

The main library, located inside the main university building on Universitätsring 1 is VU Library's central lending library and holds over 2.6 million volumes. As an inter-facultary and interdisciplinary library it collects literature from all disciplines taught at Vienna University.
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Information desk

The special libraries

Vienna University Library has over 40 special libraries, providing researchers, teachers and students with specialist literature on a great variety of specific academic subjects. Most of these are reference libraries; therefore the 4.2 million books, journals, maps and other media can be borrowed only for short periods of time.
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Alte Universität

Vienna University Archive

Vienna University Archive collects, conserves, catalogues and provides access to the collections on the history of Vienna University for administrative and research purposes as well as for personal use.
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Map of all library locations

We have created a Google map that lists all locations of Vienna University's libraries. Open map in new window... external link