Library News


Expanded access to ebooks, ejournals and course materials

Many publishers are offering access to some of their content and course materials free of charge for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

TU Wien students and staff can use these materials from home using VPN connections. During VPN login, choose option "2_All tunneled".

The following content is currently available in addition to the Library's usual wide range of e-resources:

Annual Reviews: free access to all ejournals, until 30 April 2020

Elsevier ScienceDirect Textbooks: free access to textbooks, until 19 June 2020

IEEE Courses: Online course materials, until 30 June 2020

JoVE Education: Online course materials, until 15 June 2020

JSTOR: access to all JSTOR Journals archives and around 25.000 ebooks, until 30 June 2020

Pidgeon Digital: Audiovisual collection of talks by contemporary architects, until 30 June 2020

Project Muse: free access to ebooks and ejournals from the humanities and social sciences published by various university presses

World Scientific: all ejournals content from 2001, until 30 June 2020

As always, we ask you to respect the terms of use.

For an overview of further offers see the University Information Policy Officers' Vendor Love in the Time of COVID-19, © 2020, available at

If you need access to additional pubishers' materials activated for the TU Wien campus, or if you have any questions, please contact



Coronavirus: Library closed from 11 March 2020

All lecture halls, study rooms and libraries at TU Wien are closed from Wednesday, 11 March 2020:

> TU Wien coronavirus information

TU Wien Bibliothek (Main Library and Chemistry and Engineering Library) is therefore also closed.

  • Loans with loan periods ending after 11 March 2020 will be renewed automatically by the library. Please also check your library account.
  • Items in the closed stacks or items out on loan cannot be requested.
  • Interlibrary loans and document delivery are not possible at the moment.
  • Our telephones cannot be answered at present, please email us with any enquiries.
  • Please do not return loaned items by postal mail.

At present, TU Wien Bibliothek can only acquire ebooks and electronic materials for our students, teaching staff and researchers.

Our ebooks and e-journals are accessible online round the clock as usual, on the TU Wien campus or for TU Wien students and staff from your homes using VPN.

  • For access to electronic full texts, select "2_All tunneled" during VPN login!

The measures are in place until 16 April 2020.

We apologise for any inconvenience!


JoVE Education: Free access during COVID-19

JoVE makes and publishes videos of scientific experiments from the top laboratories around the globe for advancing research and science education.

Educators and students use the video collections in the JoVE Science Education Library to teach and learn key concepts and fundamental techniques at the undergraduate course level.

These simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Clinical Medicine and Engineering.

As many colleges and universities are making the difficult decision to move to remote teaching and learning models, JoVE is providing all of their Education video content free to use in STEM teaching efforts through June 15th.

Access on the TU Wien campus should be possible from 20.03.2020 until 15 June 2020 at:




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


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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