Urban Design Library

Address: 1040 Wien, Karlsplatz 13, stairwell III, 4th floor
Tel: +43-1-58801-26060
Fax: +43-1-58801-26099
Email: staedtebau@ub.tuwien.ac.at
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Open access to knowledge: TU Wien signs Berlin Declaration [05.06.2018]

The Berlin Declaration

The "Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities" was published in October 2003 by 19 international research institutions and universities, and has been signed by more than 600 institutions.

This international statement promotes free access to, and relaxed copyright restrictions on the reuse of, scientific information ("open access"), and is one of the cornerstones of the open access movement.

> Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities

TU Wien signs Berlin Declaration

The TU Wien, represented by rector Sabine Seidler, signed the Berlin Declaration on April 26, 2018.

By joining the signatories, the TU Wien is demonstrating its support of the open access paradigm and the idea of widespread dissemination of, and free access to, scientific research results.

Services supporting TU Wien researchers

To support TU Wien researchers in publishing their scientific output according to the open access model, the TU Wien Library has been establishing services such as the publication fund over the last years.

For more information on these services, please refer to: http://www.ub.tuwien.ac.at/eng/openaccess


The Urban Design Library is situated within the Institute of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, Department of Urban Design.

Opening hours may sometimes have to be changed at short notice. We regret any inconvenience.


The collection consists of around 36.000 items. The urban design department's current journals are also included in the collection, as well as a selection of theses written at the institute.

Around 8000 items (including journals) are available at the Urban Design Library's Karlsplatz reading room.

Part of the collection is housed in closed stack rooms at other addresses. Items from the stacks can be requested on CatalogPlus or on the Aleph online catalogue . Requested items from the closed stacks can be collected at the Main Library.

TU staff members can also request books by email to the Urban Design Library, and collect them at the Urban Design Library during opening hours.


Tel: +43-1-58801-26060
Email: staedtebau@ub.tuwien.ac.at

Opening hours

Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00
Vacation opening hours:
Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 - 13:00
and by appointment in urgent cases (please make an appointment in advance by email or phone)

The Library is closed from 24. December - 1. January.

Term dates: see TU Wien homepage term dates.

Search CatalogPlus for books and journals of the Urban Design Library

1. Enter your search term in the search field and filter the result by Library > Urban Design Library in the left menu

2. Alternatively you can enter your search term in the "Advanced Search" search field and choose "Urban Design Library" from the "Library" dropdown list to the right.

Please note that by restricting your search to "Urban Design Library" holdings you exclude most electronic resources (ebooks, e-journals, articles) that may also fit your query.

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