General Library FAQ
- What are the opening hours?
- How can I contact the Library?
- Who may use the library?
- Do I need a Library card to use the library?
- How do I find material in the Library?
- Can I obtain items that are not held by the Library?
What are the opening hours?
Library opening hours, of the Main Library and the Department Libraries, are available here.
How can I contact the Library?
The circulation desk can be contacted on +43-1-58801-44061 and the information desk on +43-1-58801-44001.
Contact information for specific Library Departments, including e-mail addresses, is given here.
Who may use 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 Library rules and regulations apply.
Do I need a Library card to use the library?
You do not need a Library card to read books, journals, reference works etc. in the open access areas.
A Library card (or library barcode) is required if you want to borrow books or other items.
For reading items from the closed stacks in the open access areas, you need a valid identification card (passport, driving licence, student ID card etc.).
> more questions on borrowing, returning and requesting items, and library cards
How do I find material in the Library?
Use the Library catalogues. Check the online catalogue first if you are looking for a book, or a journal title or electronic resources licensed by the Library. For a complete literature search on a given topic, you might also need to search the databases.
Our staff at the information desk
and at the department libraries will help you with any questions.
Can I obtain items that are not held by the Library?
Yes, you can obtain material not held by this Library, through the Inter-Library Loans & Digitisation service. More information about this service is given on the Inter-Library Loans web page.
If you think the library should have a book or other item in its stock, please inform us using our purchase suggestions form. The Library welcomes purchase suggestions and will acquire the item if possible.