Teinfaltstrasse Library / Serials Department

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
    Special opening hours apply during the holidays
  • T: +43-1-4277-15160
  • zsa.ub@univie.ac.at

The Teinfaltstrasse library, which also houses the main library's serials department, is located in Vienna's 1st district, Teinfaltstrasse no.8, ground floor. This is within 5 minutes' walking distance from the main university building.

Serials department

The serials department is for the use of current newspapers and print journals as well as serials on microfilm and microfiche. None of these can be borrowed.

A selection of the most important journals is available for immediate use on open shelves; speak to a member of staff if you need a title that is not on the shelves. Once the serials have been bound into volumes, they are no longer available in the serials reading room; they are moved to the closed stacks and must be ordered for use in the large reading room.

Special collections

The Teinfaltstrasse library holds about 300,000 books with the shelfmarks

  • I-1 through I-70.000
  • II-1 through II-70.000,
  • publications by schools with the collective shelfmarks 2.000 through 2.006
  • loose-leaf collections
  • schoolbooks

As most of the books in the Teinfaltstrasse libraries date back to the 19th century (borrowing and copying not allowed), these are usually ordered with a white-and-green order form for use in the Teinfaltstrasse reading room. Newer books can be ordered online and borrowed for use outside the library. Book orders are processed at 7:00am and 2:00pm and can be collected approx. two hours later.