Lending Services

You can borrow books that may be borrowed for 28 days. You need a library card (u:card ) to borrow books.

Terms and conditions for borrowing items - Overview

* as long as there are no reservations for the books by other users or fees to pay.


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 apply for a research or project collection, which will be granted for up to 2 years. A course collection can be set up for one semester as well. In u:search the concerned books will be marked with the name of the researcher or lecturer to allow other users to access the item. These items must be kept in the relevant subunit of the University of Vienna.