Borrowing

You can borrow most books that may be borrowed for 28 days. You need a library card to borrow books. You receive your library card at the library information desk once you have presented your student ID card (or an official photo ID card if you are not a student), and your residence registration form..


Terms and conditions for borrowing items – overview

Ihr Status Entlehnbare Werke Verlängern* Vormerken Nicht entlehnbare Werke
Studierende/r 20 Werke bis 1 Jahr durch Benutzer/in via u:search ja Benutzung in der Bibliothek
Diplomand/in
Dissertant/in
Uni Wien
50 Werke bis 1 Jahr automatisch ja Benutzung in der Bibliothek
Wiss. Personal
Uni Wien
200 Werke bis 1 Jahr automatisch ja Benutzung in der Bibliothek
Allg. Personal
Uni Wien
50 Werke bis 1 Jahr automatisch ja Benutzung in der Bibliothek

* provided that no other user has reserved the book and that you have no outstanding library charges. You cannot renew loans or reserve books that may only be borrowed over the weekend.


Reserving

You can reserve books that are currently borrowed (specified on u:search as: “On loan until DD.MM.YYYY” under “Status”). You will receive a notification e-mail as soon as the book has been returned to the special library and is ready to collect. We keep books you reserved ready to collect for 5 working days.

Items that may not be borrowed

You may not borrow reference works, dictionaries, periodicals and old books. Please see the relevant details on u:search.

Research collection, project, reserve collection

Academic staff of the University of Vienna can borrow books for up to 1 year (with a project pass or a reserve collection pass) or even up to 2 years (with a research collection pass). The name of the person who has borrowed the book is specified in the online catalogue to allow other users to access the item. These items must be kept in the relevant subunit of the University of Vienna.