Lending Services

You need a library card to borrow books. Most Books may be borrowed for 7 days and you can renew all loans for a period of up to 1 year, provided that nobody else has reserved the relevant item.

Please request books that are kept in the closed stacks. Our staff members have to collect them from the stacks for you and you will get a notification e-mail as soon as they are ready for you.

We have a small textbook collection at our Library. You can borrow books kept in this collection (shelf mark Ü-) for 28 days and may also renew this loans for a period of up to 1 year, provided that nobody else has reserved the relevant item.


Reserving

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, academic theses, maps, atlases and old books. Please see the relevant details on u:search.

Late fees

If you fail to return books by the due date, your library account will be blocked and you cannot borrow any further books from the Vienna University Library until you have returned the books. In addition, the following reminder fees apply (as of 1 September 2013):

  • EUR 2.00 reminder fee per reminder
  • EUR 0.20 overdue charge per book and day as of the due date
Please note that other library users would also like to use our holdings.