Library News


CatalogPlus not available from 16 October 2019 20:00 - 17 October 2019 08:00

Due to a software update to the catalogue software, CatalogPlus is not available from Wednesday, 16 October 2019 20:00 until Thursday, 17 October 2019 08:00.

During this time, searching the catalogue, renewing loans online, and placing hold requests or stack requests is not possible.

Books and other material can be borrowed at the self issue terminals and returned at the library as usual.

If you have loans nearing the end of their loan period, please renew them before 20:00 on Wednesday, 16 October 2019.

We apologise for the inconvenience!


No coin for the lockers? No problem!

You can already use your TUCard or your library card to lock and unlock some of the lockers in the library.

Over the next weeks, all lockers will be converted to this electronic access system. 

What if I do not have a TUCard or a library card?

All secondary school pupils and all students and staff of Austrian universities are issued a TU Wien Bibliothek library card free of charge.

Please register for a library card if you want to use the library.

More information is to be found on our web page on joining the library. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our staff at the circulation desk.


Research and Publishing: Workshops WS 19/20

TU Wien Bibliothek is offering workshops for TU Wien researchers and PhD students in the winter semester 2018/2019 focussing on "Publishing and Open Science".

Scheduled workshops:

01.10.2019 09:00 Data management and research ethics

12.11.2019 14:00 Open access, free of charge: self-archiving. How to publish open access via a repository

12.11.2019 10:00 Kostenfreies Open-Access mit Selbstarchivierung. Die Zweitveröffentlichung von Publikationen in Repositorien (German language)

26.11.2019 10:00 ORCID and your digital identity as a researcher

14.01.2020 15:00 Wie werden Ihre Publikationen beurteilt: Überblick bibliometrischer Kennzahlen (German language)

On-demand courses (contact us to fix a date):

Open access publishing – an overview. Current developments and support for researchers | Open-Access-Publizieren – ein Überblick. Aktuelle Entwicklungen und Angebote für Wissenschaftler_innen (English or German language)

Publishing with TU Wien Academic Press | Publizieren bei TU Wien Academic Press (English or German language)

> Details and registration


Springer Nature and the Austrian Library Consortium renew open access contract

Springer Nature and the Austrian Academic Library Consortium (Kooperation E-Medien Österreich KEMÖ) have renewed their existing open access contract for Springer journals for another three years.

The transformative agreement enables researchers and students in Austria to publish peer-reviewed research articles open access in more than 1,900 Springer journals without additional fees.

Consortium members also gain access to more than 2,000 Springer, Palgrave Macmillan and Adis subscription journals.

Running from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021, the three-year agreement comprises 34 Austrian research institutions (universities, universities of applied sciences, research institutes and state libraries) and the FWF Austrian Science Fund. 

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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.



Please respect our terms of use!

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.

All users of these resources must comply with our terms of use, and in particular with copyright restrictions and limitations placed on the amounts that may be downloaded or stored electronically. The commercial use of licensed electronic resources is also a breach of these rules.

> Terms of use of electronic resources


Focus on FAIR - FAIR Data and the Eurpopean Open Science Cloud

The international workshop series "Focus on Open Science" will take place at Graz University of Technology this year and will foucs on FAIR data, that is, research data and metadata that are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable.

The organisers cordially invite you to attend the one-day workshop "Focus on FAIR - FAIR Data and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)", hosted by Graz University of Technology on 07 November 2019.  

TU Wien Bibliothek is pleased to announce that TU Wien will be participating in the "Focus on Open Science" series again next year.

Date: 07 November 2019

Place: Aula, Graz University of Technology, Rechbauerstrasse 12, 8010 Graz, Austria

Programme and registration:

Registration is free but numbers are limited, so please register soon!



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).

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