Using the Library

General information

The Business, Economics and Mathematics Library is an academic library open to the public offering a lending service. The Vienna University Library regulations apply. This special library is an open-shelf library. You can access almost all shelves freely. You can take the books you are interested in from the shelves and read them in the reading room or, if they may be borrowed, borrow them at the information desk on the ground floor.


You are obliged to leave your belongings in the cloakroom. You can use the lockers to store your jackets, bags, etc. Locker keys are available at the information desk once your have presented your library card. If you do not have a library card, we also accept a valid photo ID card as a deposit.

Study spaces / lounge

There are 135 study spaces in the reading room. They all offer Wi-Fi access and power sockets. In addition, we offer cosy sofas and lounge furniture.

Study break cards

If you leave your desk, please fill out a study break card and specify the current time. You have 45 minutes time before you have to return to your desk. After 45 minutes, other users may occupy the study space. If you leave your desk without completing a study break card, other users may occupy the study space as well.
This rule aims at preventing people from reserving study spaces for hours without actually using them. Please act responsibly and use the study break cards.

Computer room and research PCs

A computer room is located on the first basement floor. It offers 18 computer workstations. In addition, there are 6 research workstations in the Library, which allow you to search the online catalogue and use electronic resources.

Copying / scanning

A u:print device and a high-quality book scanner (free of charge, you need a flash drive) are located on the 1st basement floor. To use the copier and the u:print device, you need a Facultas copy card. Facultas copy cards are available at the Facultas shop at Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz.

Group study room

Two group study rooms with 10 study spaces each are located on the first basement floor. You can reserve the group study rooms (for groups of at least 5 persons) at the information desk.