Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library (CheMaB)

address: 1060 Wien, Getreidemarkt 9/BA, Plus-Energie-Hochhaus, Stairwell 2, 1st Floor
Tel: +43-1-58801-44200
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Open Access in the field of engineering: Survey [12.10.2018]

The project OpenIng studies scientific publication behaviour in the field of engineering in the German-speaking countries. Particular emphasis is on the legal, organisational, reputational, and financial barriers to open-access publishing and the development of open educational resources.

Findings of the project will help to develop new (technical) support services and communication strategies. 

Scientists in engineering (mechanical engineering and production technology, process engineering, materials science and material engineering, information science, system engineering and electrical engineering as well as civil engineering/architecture are invited to take part in the survey before December 15, 2018. 

The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete. On the survey's welcome page, you can change the survey language to English.

To the survey:

About the OpenIng project:



The Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library is a public library open to university staff, students and members of the public and holds the University Library’s main collection of chemistry, chemical technology and mechanical engineering books and journals.


Information and telephone renewals: Tel: 01-58801-44200

Opening hours

During term-time: Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 19:00

Summer opening hours
09 July - 31 August:

Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 14:00
and by appointment
(Tel:+43-1-58801-44200 or

The Library is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays,
on Good Friday, and from 24. December - 31. December.


For the most part the Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library's collection is not available for home loan and can only be used in the library's reading rooms.

The collection includes books, textbooks, reference works, Chemical Abstracts (CA), journals, e-journals and databases.


The chemistry and mechanical engineering books are arranged according to the Library's TU Wien Classification in the open access areas.

In order to borrow a book of the Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library, you must be registered as a TU Wien University Library user, and have a and have a TU card, or a Library barcode on your student ID card, or a library card for external users.

Most items have a loan period of 4 weeks. The loan can be renewed, unless another user has requested the item, or the item is overdue, or the maximum loan period of 6 months has expired.


The textbooks are arranged according to the Library's TU Wien Classification in the textbook collection.


The journals form the largest part of the collection. Bound volumes are arranged by call numbers. Newly published journal issues are displayed on special journals shelves in the open access area.

Print journals:

List of all chemistry journals
List of current journals subscriptions

A large number of chemistry e-journals are available on the TU campus.

Reference works

The reference works are arranged according to the Library's TU Wien Classification in the open access area and can only be used on the library's premises.

Some important reference works are available online on every pc of the TU Wien campus. These include:

Search CatalogPlus for books and journals of the Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library

1. Enter your search term in the search field and filter the result by Library > Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library in the left menu.

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

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

Chemistry Databases

Databases available to TU Wien researchers, staff and students include:

  1. Deinstall your previous version if you have one on your computer.
  2. Click on the following link:
  3. Enter your e-mail address (either one of the following three domains will work:, or and press submit
  4. On the next page press the continue button (eventually you will have to register)
  5. You will get an e-mail with your personal serial number which allows you to install the program on your computer. You can use the serial number for installation on 3 computers.
  6. Download the software and follow the installation instructions.
  7. If problems occur contact Michael Schnürch (

Chemistry Database contact:
Univ.Ass. Dr. Michael Schnürch (Tel: +43-1-58801-163616)