Periodicals room at Teinfaltstrasse

The periodicals room is located in the first district of Vienna at Teinfaltstrasse 8, on the ground floor. Note that there is no step-free access.

The reading room seats 57 people. You can use journals and newspapers that have not yet been bound, microforms and other holdings stored at this library location.

The publications available at the periodicals room are part of the Library’s reference holdings and may not be borrowed.

Using the library

The majority of newspapers and journals is shelved according to subjects in open shelves. Any other newspapers and journals that have not yet been bound have to be requested. They are usually ready to collect immediately. This library location does not store any bound newspapers and journals. You can request them for use at the large reading room or borrow them like normal books.

In addition, you can use the following media at this library location:

[*] If you would like to use newspapers and journals available on microform, you have to use the microform version. We do not collect the relevant print version from the stacks. .

Technical equipment

You can read or print articles from online journals on 8 PC workstations. Printing something from the Internet is only possible on u:print devices (u:print devices are located at the Main Library and at some special libraries).

There is a book scanner which you can use to make digital copies of print holdings. Please observe applicable copyright regulations.

If you would like to copy journal articles, you can use a copier at the Library. You need a Facultas copy card (which can be bought at the NIG shop).

Moreover, we offer a reader/printer for microforms. You can make printouts or edit them digitally via USB.

Prices for copying at the periodicals room

  • Copying microfiche and microfilm
    • A4: € 0.35
    • A3: € 0.70
  • Scanned copy: see copy service

Book holdings

In addition to journals, the library at Teinfaltstrasse also stores about 200,000 books with the following shelf marks

  • I-1 to I-23.999
  • II-1 to II-39.999
  • school reports with the shelf marks 2.001 to 2.006
  • loose-leaf editions
  • schoolbooks

You can request the books shelved at the Teinfaltstrasse library location online or – if they are not catalogued in u:search – via the “Special Requests” tab. We collect the books from the stacks between 7:00 and 14:00. The items are ready to collect two hours after they have been retrieved from the stacks.

You also have the opportunity to carry out independent research at the magazine. However, you have to register via e-mail first. This is only possible for holdings that you cannot request online.


You are obliged to leave your coats and jackets at the cloakroom. You have to store all your bags (including laptop cases), coats and jackets in the lockers. You may take beverages in closed containers with you. However, you may not bring food into the Library. Please turn off your mobile phone in order to avoid disturbing yourself and other people in the reading room.