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Inter-Library Loans

Opening hours during the semester:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • From 4pm to 7pm, the employees at the card counter in the lending service area are responsible for inter-library loans

Main Building of the University of Vienna, staircase 2, 1st floor
T: +43-1-4277-15130

If you require books or journal articles that are not available at any library in Vienna, you can request them from libraries all over Europe via an inter-library loan. However, please note that inter-library loans are subject to a charge.

Requesting an inter-library loan

Please request inter-library loans via u:search.

1. Before requesting an inter-library loan

Please research the location and shelf mark of the relevant book in different library catalogues, e.g.

For journal articles:

2. Placing the inter-library loan order

  • Open u:search.
  • Click “ILL” in the menu bar.
  • Select whether you would like to request a book, a thesis, or a journal article.
  • Follow the relevant instructions.

The terms of usage and conditions of inter-library loans as well as the prices of the owner library apply.

Fees for inter-library loans

from Austria from other countries
Books: € 2.00 starting from € 3.60
Copies: € 0.40 € 3.60 to € 32.00

Further information about invoicing for university employees is available on the intranet of the University of Vienna  (Log-in with u:account)