Library opens at 8:00am
More time for your studies: From Monday, February 26, 2018, the main library's study and open access areas will be open for all users from 8:00am onwards.
During term time, the extended opening hours will allow you to access the library from Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 22:00pm.
As customary, our staff at the circulation desk (loans and returns, ground floor) and from information services (1st floor) are available from 9:00am to 19:00pm.
By continuously aiming to extend its opening hours, the library is reacting to an important need of TU Wien’s students – to have access to reading and studying places as long as possible.
Scientific.Net: Trial access until March 31, 2018
Until March 31. 2018, all content of Scientific.Net database is accessible free of charge on the TU Wien campus.
Scientific.Net contains a wealth of publications on materials science and engineering.
During the trial access period, a variety of scientific journals are accessible, such as Advanced Materials Research, Journal of Nano Research, Nano Hybrids and Composites, Key Engineerig Materials, Solid State Phenomena, and Applied Mechanics and Materials.
New charges for late returns
From February 01, 2018, the library is applying new charges for the late return of borrowed items as specified in the new Scale of Fees document.
The new fines are: € 4.00 per overdue reminder per overdue item. Reminders are sent when items are overdue by 14 days, 28 days and 32 days.
To avoid fines, please take care to return your borrowed books or other items in time, or renew the loan on the online catalogue or by telephone (+43-1-58801-44061).
Fair use of study desks in the library
The Library's 700 study desks are in high demand. For this reason, it is not permitted to reserve seats and tables for unreasonable amounts of time. Unfortunately some of our users have been ignoring this rule.
Therefore, the library has now introduced "parking meters" for the study areas. Library patrons leaving their desks set the time of leaving on the meter. The desk is reserved for the following 30 minutes. After that (or if there is no parking meter on a desk) patrons looking for a free desk may put aside any books or papers left on the desk and use it.
If there is no parking meter on your desk, you can get one at the information desk or the circulation desk.
Birkhauser "Basics Online": New architecture ebooks
The complete Birkhauser "Basics" textbook series, at present comprising 32 titles, are now available online on the TU campus.
About Birkhauser "Basics Online": "Basics Online" are German-language textbooks covering the most important areas of architectural studies, such as design, architectural rendering, construction, building services, professional practice, landscape architecture and urban design.
50 additional titles and 2 new subject areas (building materials, building history) are to follow.
We should like to remind our patrons that access to and use of the Library's subscription-based electronic resources (databases, electronic journals, and other electronic material) are subject to contractual agreements and licences with vendors, which impose restrictions on use.
The institutional repository: reposiTUm
Since mid-2015 the university library offers an institutional repository called reposiTUm to archive open access publications. Already more then 900 documents were made freely available worldwide.
ReposiTUm offers access to
- TU Wien theses
- Open Access Journals of TU Wien
- The Public Sector
- Journal for Facility Management (coming soon)
- Geowissenschaftliche Mitteilungen
- Recent notes on labor science and organization
- Articles in serial works
- Published gold open access (immediately freely accessible)
- Published green open access (by means of secondary publication rights)
The publications were uploaded by the authors as well as the university library staff. Try it yourself at http://repositum.tuwien.ac.at/obvutwoa/wiki/uploadselect
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