Library Card - Overview


The list below allows you to check which requirements you have to fulfil to get a library card, how long the library card is valid and to which user group you have been assigned:

Students of the University of Vienna

  • Documents: valid student ID card or u:card
  • Validity: as long as you are a student at the University of Vienna
  • Costs: free of charge
  • User group: Studierende/r Uni Wien

Academic staff of the University of Vienna

  • Documents: official photo ID or u:card
  • Validity: as long as you are employed with the University of Vienna
  • Costs: free of charge
  • User group: Wissenschaftliches Personal Uni Wien

General staff of the University of Vienna

  • Documents: official photo ID or u:card
  • Validity: as long as you are employed with the University of Vienna
  • Costs: free of charge
  • User group: Allgemeines Personal Uni Wien

Diploma/master’s candidates or doctoral candidates at the University of Vienna

  • Documents: If the topic of your thesis is specified on u:space, the user group will be changed automatically. Otherwise: valid student ID card or u:card, form "Nachweis DiplomandInnen/MasterandInnen/DissertantInnen" (proof diploma/master’s/doctoral candidate)
  • Validity: bis Studienende (falls automatisch), mit Antrag 1 year
  • Costs: free of charge
  • User group: Diplomand/ Masterand/Dissertant/in Uni Wien

Students of other Austrian higher educational institutions

School students of Austrian schools

Employees of affiliated academic institutions

Members of the Alumni Association of the University of Vienna

  • Documents: official photo ID, official proof of residence , member card of the University of Vienna’s Alumni Association, completed initial registration 
  • Validity: 1 year
  • Costs: €7,50/year
  • User group: Alumnimitglied Uni Wien

External borrowers – annual card

External borrowers – monthly card