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 and staff of the University of Vienna

Students and staff of the University of Vienna do not need to bring any documents for issuing a library card. The library account will be created automatically after the acceptance of the regulations of use of the libraries of the University of Vienna and the approval of the data processing by the Vienna University Library in u:space.

Special cases:

  1. Associate and Research Fellows must provide proof of their employment from their department. Their card type is valid for one year. Extension is possible after renewed proof.
  2. For persons who are habilitated at the University of Vienna but do not have an ongoing employment relationship, proof of this is provided by the University of Vienna's Mitteilungsblatt. This card type is valid as long as the venia docendi is present.
  3. Diploma and Master students of the University of Vienna will automatically be assigned the "Diploma, Master or Doctoral student of the University of Vienna" card type as soon as the subject of the thesis has been registered by the university administration. The card type is valid as long as the work has not yet been assessed and the related studies are still ongoing.
  4. Doctoral students of the University of Vienna will automatically be assigned the card type "Diploma, Master or Doctoral student of the University of Vienna" with their enrolment in the doctoral studies.

Students of other Austrian higher educational institutions

  • Documents: valid student ID card, official proof of residence 
  • New enrolments: completed initial registration 
  • Validity: 1 year
  • Costs: free of charge
  • Card type: Student of other Austrian educational institution - annual card

School students of Austrian schools, apprentices


Employees of certain academic institutions, other Austrian universities, and subsidiaries of the University of Vienna

N.B.: You can see if your institution is qualified for this card type on the application form and during the online registration


Members of the Alumni Association of the University of Vienna

  • Documents: official photo ID, official proof of residence , proof of membership (available from office.alumni@univie.ac.at)
  • New enrolments: completed initial registration 
  • Validity: 1 year
  • Costs: €7.50/year
  • Card type: Member of the Alumni Association of the University of Vienna - annual card

All other residents of Austria who do not belong to any of the aforementioned groups

N.B.: Please notice that library cards are not issued to persons without residency in Austria.

Annual card
Monthly card