Library News


Sunday opening hours

To meet repeated requests for longer opening hours, the library main building is open on Sundays from 10.00 to 17.00 on a trial basis starting November 6, initially until the end of February.

The trial period has now been extended to the end of the summer semester 2017.

Exceptions to Sunday opening are Easter Sunday and Whit Sunday. On these days, the library is closed.

We thank all patrons who have given feedback on Sunday opening hours via or our Facebook page.



New agreements to support open access publishing

From 2017, the University Library has greatly expanded its support for open access publishing at TU Wien, negotiating deals with a number of prestigious publishing houses that now offer open access options to TU Wien affiliated corresponding authors. The article processing charges for open access papers published in these publishers' journals will be covered by the University Library.

The University Library has concluded open access agreements with the following publishers:

  • BioMed Central
  • Electrochemical Society (ECS Plus) *New in 2017*
  • Emerald *New from 2017-2019*
  • IEEE Open
  • Institute of Physics (IOP) *New from 2017-2019*
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) *New from 2017-2018*
  • SCOAP3 *Extended until 2019*
  • Springer Compact
  • Springer Open
  • Taylor & Francis *New from 2017-2019* 

More information on the workflow and requirements can be found on our website



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

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New database: Building Types online

The library has licensed the database "Building Types online", an English-language online resource for the study and practice of architectural design. 

This database includes a large international collection of contemporary buildings, e. g. housing, office buildings, museums, schools, libraries, and industrial complexes, with a large number of high-resolution plans, drawings and photographs .

Go to:

You can search by: Full text; architect; author; country; building type; building form; urban context; height, and many more. Alternatively you can browse by an elaborate structure of categories including Urban Context, Access System, Building Form, Spatial Configuration, several type-specific categories, and many more.

English-language User Guide (PDF)

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