Using the Library

TU Wien Bibliothek is a public library open to university staff, students and members of the public (above 14 years of age).

The facilities of the University Library are provided for the benefit of the whole university.
Library Rules and Regulations are on display at the Library and available on our website:

Download Benutzungsbestimmungen (PDF)

Download Bibliotheksordnung (PDF)

Use of the Library is subject to the rules and regulations. Please respect the needs of other users of the library:

Main Library and department libraries

The Library is spread over several sites:

Library services

Reading rooms

Most of the printed works (books, journals) are kept on open access shelves in the Library's reading rooms. Materials on the open shelves are arranged according to the Library's TU Wien Classification.

Closed stacks

Older books, old volumes of journals and special collections such as rare books and offprints are on closed access in the Library's stack rooms.

Books on closed access will be fetched by staff on request at set times (on the full hour during staffed opening hours).

Books that are for loan are issued at the circulation desk (Leihstelle).

Books and journals that are not for loan are issued at the stack requests desk (Bestellschalter) on the first floor of the Main Library and may be used on Library premises only, during staffed opening hours.

Scanning, Copying and Printing


The Library provides book scanners in the reading rooms for the use of patrons.

Scanning (to USB drive) is free of charge, but please keep copyright restrictions in mind: You may use a scanner to copy for non-commercial research or private study under certain limited conditions. You should only scan for your own private use and you may not make your scanned copy available to other people (for example, by including it in a PowerPoint presentation or on a web site).

DIN A2 Zeutschel Chrome book scanner
DIN A3 Zeutschel Zeta book scanners

Copying (paper original to printed copy)

The A2 book scanner on the Library's first floor is connected to a printer. Instead of scanning to a USB drive, you have the option of printing the scans at a cost of € 0.10 per page.

Printing (digital file to printed copy)

This service is not provided by the Library. However, you can print your files next door at Grafisches Zentrum (Freihaus, red area) or across the road at DieKopie Digidruck copy shop (Wiedner Haupststrasse 5).


Users must comply with the provisions of any relevant legislation such as laws relating to intellectual property rights including copyright and data protection.