A library card is required for borrowing books from the library or ordering them from the closed stacks. It also enables access to the WiFi network of the University of Vienna.
Library cards are issued to:
Please follow these steps to receive a library card:
Please note that due to legal obligations, persons who are neither students nor staff of the University of Vienna can use licenced electronic resources (e-books, e-journals, databases) only in our libraries on certain research terminals or through the university's WiFi network.
Students and staff of the University of Vienna have a valid library card for as long as they are employed by or studying at the University of Vienna.
All other library users can renew their library card by coming to the library, showing the required documents and subsequently validating their u:card.
If you own a library card with an UB Account (ub00000x), please note that these cannot be renewed. Please apply for a u:account on the registration website and inform the library staff.
The use of the library is free of charge for the staff and students of Austrian universities and Fachhochschulen. Other persons can find the applicable details on the survey page.
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 .
Staff of the University of Vienna please notify their department of any changes of address.
Owners of a u:card can lock and unlock the u:card themselves. While the u:card is locked, it is possible to borrow books with an official ID (passport, driver's licence).
Library users who do not own a u:card need to contact the library (firstname.lastname@example.org, T: +43-1-4277-15120) as soon as possible to lock the library account, as you are fully liable for any books that others are borrowing with your library card.