You require a library card to borrow books from the Vienna University Library or to use books kept in closed stacks.
The following persons are eligible for a library card:
Please take the following steps to receive a library card:
Please note that, for contractual reasons, persons with or without a library card who do not study or work at the University of Vienna may only use licensed electronic resources (e-books, e-journals, databases) on certain research PCs at the Main Library and the special libraries.
Your library card is valid for as long as you are employed with the University of Vienna or enrolled in a degree programme at the University.
All other library users can extend their library card at the University Library by providing the required documents. Your u:card is valid again as soon as you have validated it.
If you have a library card with a UB account (ub00000x), please note that you cannot extend this account. Please create a new u:account via the initial registration page and notify the Library about your u:account.
The library card is free of charge for members of an Austrian university or university of applied sciences. Our overview table provides information for all other persons.
Your first u:card is issued free of charge. A replacement for your u:card costs € 15, to be paid in the library.
Students of the University of Vienna can update their address information directly in u:space .
Employees of the University of Vienna have to notify their organisational unit about the change of address.
All other library users have to provide an official proof of residence to the Library. You may also send a scanned version of the proof of residence via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can disable and enable the functions of your u:card yourself. Until you receive your new u:card, you can borrow books at the University Library using an official photo ID.
Library users who have lost their u:card or whose u:card was stolen have to notify the Library as soon as possible (email@example.com, T: +43-1-4277-15120) The Library will block your library account. Otherwise, you can be held liable if someone else borrows books using your library card.