Lending Services


General information

Please check the adapted Covid-19 regulations from 17 November 2020.

Patrons can borrow loanable books for a minimum of 7 days. Patrons can place holds on loans. As long as there are no holds or overdue fees, items may be renewed. Maximum loan period for any one item: 1 year.

Due to COVID-19 all loanable library items need to be ordered via u:search. The books are retrieved once a day before the library opens. We recommend placing orders the day before you wish to collect them at the latest. You will be notified by e-mail and can then collect the items from the library counter. If a book is on loan you should place a request. You will be notified when the book is available for collection from the library.

However not all items in the library are loanable. Such items (some reference works, dictionaries with the shelfmark W, journals, theses or items in reserve collections, current school books and books older than 100 years) can be used in the library. Please direct any requests concerning the use of such works to bibliothek.anglistik@univie.ac.at


Loan conditions


Your borrower status Loanable items can be borrowed Loaned items are renewed Holds can be placed Reference works,
books from reserve collections (Semesterhandapparat),
items published more than 100 years ago, journals, theses, current
school books
Student; member of an Austrian scientific institution other than Vienna University; member of the public for 7 days;
20 items
by borrower;
for up to one year
yes can be used in the library
Alumni Club (Vienna University) for 7 days;
50 items
by borrower
for up to one year
yes can be used in the library
PhD student or student at diploma/master thesis writing level; university administrative staff for 7 days;
50 items
automatically;
for up to one year
yes can be used in the library
Academic staff/faculty; retired member of university staff (Vienna University) for 7 days;
200 items
automatically;
for up to one year
yes can be used in the library

Please take note of the general lending conditions of Vienna University Library, including information on overdue fees.