General Library FAQ

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 Tel: +43-1-58801-44061 and the information desk on Tel: +43-1-58801-44001.

Contact information for specific Library Departments, including e-mail addresses, is given here.

Who may use the library?

The TU Wien University Library 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

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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.

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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.

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Was your question answered?

If not, please get in touch through our feedback form or ask our staff at the Library's Information Desk, or send us an email: info@ub.tuwien.ac.at.