Lending Services

You can borrow books that may be borrowed for 7 days. You need a library card to borrow books.


You can reserve books that are currently borrowed (specified 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 collections

Academic university staff of the University of Vienna can borrow books for up to 2 years if they have 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.