Lending Services

The library is partly a reference library and partly a 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 ther 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.

Book return box

Outside of our regular opening hours, books can be deposited in the book return box located in the cloak room. It can be reached during the opening hours of the faculty building which are mondays through fridays 6:00 am to 8:30 pm. Deposited books can only be registered on the next day we are open. If books are due or overdue, fees will be added to your account overnight. If a book has been deposited on its due date, the fees will be deleted manually. Delays are possible, especially over weekends. Please check the opening hours of the faculy building during holidays.

Reference Library

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 1:00 pm to mondays 10:00 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 or a copy-card by Facultas. If both copiers are occupied, it can be arranged to deposit an ID-Card and take the respective item to the NIG-copy shop.

Project or course cards

Due to the need to supply the primary user base with literature, it is not possible to use project or course cards of other faculties at the psychology library.

Further information regarding lending services