TU Wien Classification

In the open access areas of the Library, books and other materials are arranged according to the Library's TU Wien classification.

Shelfmarks for the most part consist of three capital letters, representing a major subject area, followed by three numbers representing subdivisions, plus the year of publication. In the online catalogue, you will find the shelfmark in the holdings screen, in the column marked "Shelf" (to go to holdings information, click on the "Items" link in the results table).

Free Text Search in the TU Wien Classification (English translation):




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List of Subject Groups:

  Subject Group Books (open access areas)
Textbook Collection
Journals - Current Issues Journals - Bound Volumes
ALL Reference Materials 1st Floor  --- --- ---
AIN General and Interdisciplinary Materials --- --- --- 2nd Floor
ANT General Material on Science and Technology --- --- 2nd Floor 2nd Floor
ARC  Architecture 3rd Floor Ground Floor 2nd Floor 2nd Floor
BAU  Civil Engineering, Building Constructions and Industry, Geodesy 4th Floor Ground Floor 2nd Floor 2nd Floor
BER Mining Engineering 4th Floor --- 2nd Floor 2nd Floor
BIO Life Sciences: Biology, Botany, Zoology Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library
CHE Chemistry, Biochemistry Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library
CIT Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library
DAT  Computing Science, Information Technology 4th Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
ELT  Electrical Engineering, Electronics 4th Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
ERG  Power Engineering, Power Economy 4th Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
ERZ Education 3rd Floor  --- 2nd Floor 2nd Floor
FEI  Precision Mechanics 4th Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
FEM  Feminism and Gender Studies 3rd Floor Ground Floor 2nd Floor 2nd Floor
FER  Production (Industrial) Engineering Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library (2000-)
4th Floor  (-1999)
Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library 2nd Floor
GEO  Geosciences: Geography, Geology, Meteorology 3rd Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
GES  History 3rd Floor  --- 2nd Floor 2nd Floor
HUE Metallurgy 4th Floor  --- 2nd Floor 2nd Floor
IND  Various Industries and Crafts 4th Floor  Ground Floor 2nd Floor 2nd Floor
INF Documentation and Information Science, Library Science 3rd Floor Ground Floor 2nd Floor 2nd Floor
JUR  Law 3rd Floor Ground Floor 2nd Floor 2nd Floor
KOM  Communications 3rd Floor Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
KUN  Arts and Art History, Graphic Arts, Photography, Music 3rd Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
LAN Landscape Architecture, Horticulture 4th Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
LEB Food Technology Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library
LIN Linguistics 3rd Floor  Ground Floor --- ---
LIT  Literature 3rd Floor  --- --- ---
MAS  Mechanical Engineering Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library (2000-)
4th Floor (-1999)
Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library 2nd Floor
MAT  Mathematics 5th Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor ---
MED  Medicine 3rd Floor  --- --- ---
MSR  Measurement Engineering, Control Engineering, Cybernetics 3rd Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
MTA Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Acoustics 3rd Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
MTA:300 - MTA:890 FLuid Mechanics, Thermodynamics Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library (2000-)
3rd Floor (-1999)
Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library 2nd Floor
NAT  Natural Sciences (general) 3rd Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
NUC  Nuclear Technology 4th Floor  Ground Floor 2nd Floor 2nd Floor
PHI Philosophy 3rd Floor  --- --- ---
PHY  Physics, Astronomy 3rd Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
POL Political Science, Politics 3rd Floor  --- --- ---
PSY Psychology 3rd Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
REL  Religion, Theology 3rd Floor  --- --- ---
RSB  Regional Planning, Urban Planning and Urban Design 3rd Floor  Ground Floor  --- ---
SON Various Subjects 3rd Floor  --- 2nd Floor 2nd Floor
SOZ  Sociology, Social Sciences 3rd Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2rd Floor
SPO  Sports and Games 3rd Floor  --- --- ---
TEC  Engineering Science (general) 3rd Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
UMW  Environment Protection, Environmental Technology, Water Management, Waste Management 4th Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
VER  Transport Engineering 4th Floor Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
VER:020 - VER:119   Transport Engineering: Automotive Engineering Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library (2000-)
4th Floor (-1999)
Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library 2nd Floor
WEH  Military and Naval Engineering 4th Floor  --- 2nd Floor 2nd Floor
WER  Materials Engineering, Materials Technology Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library (2000-)
4th Floor (-1999)
Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library 2nd Floor
WIR  Economics, Management and Organisation of Industry, Commerce and Transport 3rd Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor
WIS  Philosophy of Science, Theory of Science and Arts 3rd Floor  Ground Floor  2nd Floor 2nd Floor

Supplement 1: Name Abbreviation (NK)

Supplement 2: Language Code (SC)
List of language codes

Supplement 3: Country code, city abbreviatinos and Bundesländer code (LC/OK)
List of country codes

Supplement 4: Supplemental code (ZC)