LibrariesMost degree programmes have a library. Moreover, the possibility exists to borrow books from other Viennese universities or municipal libraries.
A library card is required for borrowing books from the university library and municipal libraries. However, students receive this on presentation of a student identity card or a passport/identity card and proof of residence (Meldezettel).
Books can be ordered and the borrowing period extended via the on-line catalogues of the Austrian Library Network (Österreichische Bibiliothekenverbund):
Textbooks can be borrowed from the Textbook Collection for eight weeks and this period can also be extended.
University Library of Vienna University of Economics and Business AdministrationUniversitätsbibliothek of Vienna University of Technology University Library of University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
Austrian National Library
The Austrian National Library is primarily a reference library, from which borrowing is only permitted in exceptional cases. You must request a user’s card at the service desk (a daily card costs 1.50 euros, a yearly card 10 euros). Additionally, an official photo-ID is necessary for permission to use the library.
Austrian National Library
Austrian National Archives
In order to be able to use the archives, you must submit an application form once a year (“Forscherbogen”). The Austrian National Archives rank among most important archives world-wide.
The contents can be investigated on the Internet underArchivinformationssystem
Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchiv
Chamber of Labour Library
The Chamber of Labour (Arbeiterkammer) Library is considered to be the most important specialist library for sociology in Austria. At present the premises are being converted and at the same time the library is being newly organised. The book inventory is thereby not accessible until summer 2008. The use of the library is free of charge for all users – irrespective of an AK-membership. On the first visit an official photo-ID is required.
Municipal libraries in Vienna
Main library: Urban Loritzplatz 2a, 1070 Vienna
Approximately 40 branches of the municipal libraries in Vienna offer individual book collections. Details and opening times can be found under
Public Library Vienna
Institutions and Associations
Studierendenanwaltschaft im BM für Wissenschaft und ForschungFH CouncilAustrian Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (FHK)ZAC - Der AbsolventInnenverein der FH Campus Wien
ÖAD - Austrian Exchange Servicei2b - ideas to business INiTS - Das universitäre Gründerservice
Computer rooms are available at nearly every university location, which are free of charge for students’ use. In order to be able to use the computers, a password must be entered, which can be obtained at the secretary office.