Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library (CheMaB)
The Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library is a public library open to university staff, students and members of the public and holds the University Library’s main collection of chemistry, chemical technology and mechanical engineering books and journals.
Information and telephone renewals: 01-58801-44200
|During term-time:||Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 19:30|
Summer opening hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 13:00
The Library is closed on
For the most part the Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library's collection is not available for home loan and can only be used in the library's reading rooms.
The collection includes books, textbooks, reference works, Chemical Abstracts (CA), journals, e-journals and databases.
The chemistry and mechanical engineering books are arranged according to the Library's TU Wien Classification in the open access areas.
In order to borrow a book of the Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library, you must be registered as a TU Wien University Library user, and have a Library card, or a Library barcode on your student ID card.
Most items have a loan period of 4 weeks. The loan can be renewed, unless another user has requested the item, or the item is overdue, or the maximum loan period of 6 months has expired.
Some books can be borrowed for 2 weeks, overnight or over the weekend.
The textbooks are arranged according to the Library's TU Wien Classification in the textbook collection.
The journals form the largest part of the collection. Bound volumes are arranged by call numbers. Newly published journal issues are displayed on special journals shelves in the open access area.
A large number of chemistry e-journals are available on the TU campus.
The reference works are arranged according to the Library's TU Wien Classification in the open access area and can only be used on the library's premises.
Some important reference works are available online on every pc of the TU Wien campus. These include:
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
International Tables for Cristallography
Landolt-Börnstein Database - Springer Materials
Ullmann's Encyclopaedia of Industrial Chemistry
Römpp Lexikon Online
Search CatalogPlus for books and journals of the Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library
1. Enter your search term in the search field and filter the result by Library > Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library in the left menu.
2. Alternatively you can enter your search term in the "Advanced Search" search field and choose "Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library" from the "Library" dropdown list to the right.
Please note that by restricting your search to "Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library" holdings you exclude most electronic resources (ebooks, e-journals, articles) that may also fit your query.
Databases available to TU Wien researchers, staff and students include:
- Crossfire Beilstein, Gmelin und Patent Chemistry
The Reaxys database by Elsevier offers a new graphical interface to access CrossFire Beilstein, Gmelin as well Patent Chemistry Database. This new web-based interface marks a quantum leap in usability, particularly for reaction queries.
- SciFinder Scholar
The Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library has online access to the "SciFinder Scholar" Chemical Abstracts database (literature from 1907, substances from 1957).
SciFinder is available via web access on the TU campus requiring the creation of a personalized account.
Get a SciFinder account
Easy search of material safety data sheets and GHS classifications from different manufactures, including Acros, Alfa Aesar, Applichem, Air Liquide, Bernd Kraft, Biochrome, Caelo, Carl+Roth, Fisher, Maybridge, Merck, Praxair, Serva, Sigma Aldrich, TCI, Westfalen etc.
ChemDraw is an extremely powerful drawing tool for chemical reactions which allows also 3D simulations, NMR predictions and many more features.
The procedure to install Chemdraw is as follows:
- Deinstall your previous version if you have one on your computer.
- Click on the following link: http://sitelicense.cambridgesoft.com/sitelicense.cfm?sid=2253
- Enter your e-mail address (either one of the following three domains will work: @ioc.tuwien.ac.at, @tuwien.ac.at or @student.tuwien.ac.at) and press submit
- On the next page press the continue button (eventually you will have to register)
- You will get an e-mail with your personal serial number which allows you to install the program on your computer. You can use the serial number for installation on 3 computers.
- Download the software and follow the installation instructions.
- If problems occur contact Michael Schnürch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chemistry Database contact:
Univ.Ass. Dr. Michael Schnürch ( +43-1-58801-163616)