Lending Services


IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Due to security measures to contain the corona virus, all university buildings, and therefore all libraries, will remain closed until 14 April 2020.

Please use our extensive range of electronic resources.


You can borrow books that may be borrowed over the weekend, i.e. from Friday (10:00 at the earliest) until Monday (12:00 at the latest). 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).


Items that may not be borrowed

You may not borrow periodicals, loose-leaf items, reference works such as lexicons, pharmacopoeia, dictionaries, handbooks, academic theses and old books. Please see the relevant details on u:search.


What do I need to borrow books?

YOU MAY ONLY BORROW LOCKER KEYS, KENSINGTON LOCKS AS WELL AS BOOKS IF YOU CAN PROVIDE A VALID LIBRARY CARD INCLUDING A BAR CODE STICKER (EXCEPT FOR JUSTIFIED EXCEPTIONAL CASES FOR EXTERNAL USERS).

  • A (valid) student ID card with a library sticker (= bar code sticker) or a (valid) library card of the Vienna University Library.

REQUESTING A LIBRARY CARD – WHEN and HOW?

REQUESTING A LIBRARY CARD: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00
COLLECTING THE LIBRARY CARD: If possible, collect your library card immediately or on the next working day (please note the opening hours of the Library) at the latest.
Please bring your valid student ID card AND the completed request form. You can download the form as a PDF from the Library Card website.
PLEASE NOTE: You also need the bar code sticker to borrow locker keys and Kensington locks.

For how long can I borrow books?

  • You can borrow books “over the weekend” = from Friday to Monday (return books by Monday, 12:00, at the latest).

What items may not be borrowed?

  • Periodicals (bound and loose-leaf versions)
  • Loose-leaf editions
  • Academic theses
  • Handbooks and lexicons
  • Pharmacopoeia

Where do I find further information?