A library card is required for borrowing books from the library or ordering them from the closed stacks.
Library cards are issued to:
Please follow these steps to receive a library card:
Please note that persons who are neither students nor staff of the University of Vienna, regardless of whether they have a library card or not, can use licenced electronic resources (e-books, e-journals, databases) only on certain research terminals in our libraries due to legal obligations.
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 are expiring and 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.
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 (email@example.com, 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.