Seat Reservations


Important Notice

Please note that we cannot offer seat reservation for study purposes due to the current Covid-19 situation. Use the reservation system only to make an appointment for brief consultations of non-borrowable, unique or digitally inaccessible holdings.


Due to the hygiene and distancing regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, seats are currently only available in limited quantities at Vienna University Library. We therefore offer online seat reservations at selected locations in order to be able to ensure compliance with the university's COVID-19 regulations and to offer library users the certainty that they will be given a seat in the reading rooms.

Reservations can be made one week before the desired date.

A seat ticket (electronic or printed) is required at the following locations:

  • Main Library
  • Art History Library
    • Non-borrowable books and special reference collections  Book a ticket
  • East European History and Slavonic Studies Library
    • Reading areas closed - reservations not possible
  • Law Library
    • Reading areas closed - reservations not possible
  • Romance Studies Library
  • Sports Science Library
    • Reading areas closed - reservations not possible

Important Notice

  • Please do not forget to check in before entering the reading area!
  • Please cancel reservations that you no longer need!
  • Please note that reserved but unoccupied seats may be freed up for other users.

Current use of the library

Please inform yourself about the usage regulations and the rules of conduct on site (e.g. cloakroom requirements). Please also follow the hygiene measures at the locations of Vienna University Library, especially the mandatory use of protective face masks.


Please note that the reservation service of the Unversity Library Vienna is a service free of charge; we do not ask for payment details.