Lending services

The library is part reference library and part lending library.

A library card is required for borrowing books.

For information on documents and other requirements that are needed to aquire a library card please consult this overview.

The loan period for books that may be regularly borrowed is 28 days; renewing loans and reservation are possible.


Lending conditions - Overview

Your Status Books that may be borrowed Renewing loans* Reservation Reference library
Student
Vienna University
28 days
50 items
up to 3 months by the user via u:search yes use on site
Student writing their thesis
Vienna University
28 days
50 items
up to 1 year automatically yes use on site
Student at another
university/educational institution
28 days
50 items
up to 3 months by the user via u:search yes use on site
Academic staff
Vienna University
56 days
100 items
up to 1 year automatically yes use on site
Non-academic staff
Vienna University
28 days
50 items
up to 1 year automatically yes use on site
Employees
of scientific institutions
28 days
20 items
up to 1 year automatically yes use on site
Annual card holders 28 days
20 items
up to 3 months by the user via u:search yes use on site

*as long as there is no reservation by another user or open fees.


Renewing loans

You can renew loans of the items you borrowed in u:search for the maximum lenght indicated in the table above, as long as no one else has made a reservation.

Reservations

Borrowed books can be put on hold. When the book is returned, you will be notified via e-mail that you can pick up the book at the Library of Philosophy. Reserved books will then be available for pickup for 5 work days.
After the book has been returned, you will will receive an email informing you that you can pick up the book from the library. Reserved items need to be collected within 5 working days.

Reference Library Psycholoy

Items that are part of the reference library (i.e. lexica, dictionaries, books that are relevant for exams and seminars etc.) may only be borrowed over the weekend (from fridays 10:00 pm to mondays 12:00 am), during the holidays or over other days on which the library is closed. Reservations can be made on site on the index cards that are placed in every book.
Please note that failure to return items of the reference library on time results in a 2 year ban on borrowing any items of the reference library. Please also note the information on the book return box.

Books that cannot be borrowed

Theses, journals, and books that are older than 100 years may not be borrowed, but may be copied or scanned on site. Copies can be made using a validated u:card with credit, scans can be made using our book scanner. If our copier ist occupied, it can be arranged to deposit an ID-Card and take the respective item to the NIG-copy shop.


Further information regarding lending services