Guided tours at the Main Library

Offers for groups of the University of Vienna and other universities

The offer is aimed at tutorials, first-semester students, introductions to scientific work, pre-study courses and similar at the University of Vienna and other universities.

Duration: approx. 30 minutes

Participants: min. 5, max. 25

Target group: Students, first-year students who wish to become acquinted with the main library.


  • Introduction to the Vienna University Library
  • How to use the library: how to apply for a library ID, what can be borrowed, ho long is the lending period, etc.
  • Guided tour of the main library: issue desk, information, reading rooms, cloakroom, copy centre, a view of the closed stacks
  • Rules in the reading rooms
  • By request, a brief introduction to the search engine u:search can also be booked (additional 30 minutes)
Booking a library tour

Course instructors can use the contact form below for registration. Due to high demand, we recommend registering at least six weeks before the desired date.

Requested date:
Requested time:
Content: Guided tour only (30 mins)
Guided tour and u:search (60 min)
Name of contact person:
Number of participants:
Additional notes:
Do you have accessibility requirements to participate in this event? No
Yes, please contact me
I agree that the University of Vienna may store and process my form data for the purpose of organising the event. The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of the storage has been fulfilled. Yes

Our offers for high schools

School classes can book VWA on-site courses in the main library or VWA online courses. These are aimed at all general or vocational secondary schools from the 10th grade upwards whose students need literature for their pre-scientific work (VWA) or diploma thesis (DA).

Detailed information for pupils can be found on the Services for High School students page.

Virtual library tour

If you click on the link, you will start the virtual tour of the main library. You can move independently and freely in the premises, which are provided as a 360 ° recording. If you click on the info buttons, you will find lots of helpful information about the use and history of the University Library.

Special guided tours

Special guided tours Special guided tours.