Library News


"Trust in Robots" lecture series: invitation

Join the interdisciplinary lecture series "Trust in Robots" and take part in an exciting journey to the robotic future.

Lectures continue from 05 March 2019. The lectures are public and free of charge. 

TU Wien Bibliothek is a partner in the related doctoral college "Trust Robots".

Venue: Library lecture room, 1040 Wien, Resselgasse 4, 5th floor
Language: English

> Lecture programme (PNG)

> More on the "Trust Robots" doctoral college


"Trust in Robots" lecture series: invitation

Join the interdisciplinary lecture series "Trust in Robots" and take part in an exciting journey to the robotic future.

Lectures continue from 05 March 2019. The lectures are public and free of charge. 

TU Wien Bibliothek is a partner in the related doctoral college "Trust Robots".

Venue: Library lecture room, 1040 Wien, Resselgasse 4, 5th floor
Language: English

> Lecture programme (PDF)

> More on the "Trust Robots" doctoral college


Workshops Publishing and Open Science

In the summer semester 2019, TU Wien Bibliothek is offering short workshops for researchers on the topic of "pubishing and open access".

All workshops take place in the Main Library lecture room, 1040 Wien, Resselgasse 4, 5. floor. Registration is possible up to two weeks before the workshop date.

Data management and research ethics (03 April 2019 | 09:00-12:00 | English language)

This workshop focusses on successful data management, for example by means of a data management plan: topics are the requirements of funding agencies, and tools and services at TU Wien.

Target audience: researchers

Registration: TU Wien staff members  |  Doctoral students not employed by TU Wien

Open-Access-Publizieren: Ein Überblick (06 May 2019 | 13:00-14:30 | German language)

This 90 minute workshop gives an overview of open access publishing, explaining the concepts of "green road" (secondary publication on an open access platform) and "golden road" (first publication as an open access publication). Other topics are services of TU Wien Bibliothek, such as counselling and financing, and infrastructures such as reposiTUm and advice on authors' contracts with publishers, as well as requirements of funding agencies.

Target group: Authors of scientific publications and interested members of TU Wien

Registration: TU Wien staff members  |  Doctoral students not employed by TU Wien

Kostenfreies Open-Access-Publizieren durch Selbstarchivierung (08 May 2019 | 14:00-15:00 | German language)

This 60 minute workshop presents the most important cornerstones of open access publishing, followed by a hands-on section where participants are given concrete examples of open access secondary publishing by means of self-archiving, and your questions are answered.

Target group: Authors of scientific publications

Registration: TU Wien staff members  |  Doctoral students not employed by TU Wien


Revised terms of use for TU Wien Bibliothek

Our library manages around 30,000 user accounts and is frequented by up to 4000 visitors daily in the main library. To provide the best possible conditions for our users, some regulations on our services and on using the library are in place. All regulations can be found here:

Bibliotheksordnung (Library Regulations, valid from 06.12.2018)
Benutzungsbestimmungen (Library Terms of Use, valid from 06.12.2018)
Gebührenordnung (Library Scale of Fees, valid from January 2018)

TU Wien Bibliothek tries to avoid having to charge our users overdue fines.

Therefore, one week ahead of the expiry of the standard loan period of four weeks, users receive a reminder to renew their loan or return the item.

Please do not forget to renew your loan or return the item before the loan period expires, as we will have to charge overdue fines once the item is overdue.

If your loans have become overdue, TU Wien Bibliothek will send you four overdue notices at € 4.- per notice per overdue item.

If you have any questions on the use of our services and on our terms of use, please do not hesitate to contact us:


New service: English editing and proofreading

You have your draft paper ready and the only thing that is missing is a language polish, content edit or translations? 

Research and teaching staff at TU Wien now have access to editing services (English, German, further languages) at reduced rates. The external providers – their services are accessible through framework contracts of TU Wien Bibliothek – are specialized on manuscript services for academic and scientific writing.

More information on the offers


New agreement with Wiley

A new agreement the Library has concluded with the major publishing house Wiley has considerably expanded access to Wiley full texts from 73 journals to circa 1500 journals titles.

You now have access on the TU Wien campus to all journals on the Wiley Online Library back to 1997.

Publish your scientific articles open access in Wiley journals - free of charge

Since the beginning of this year, TU Wien authors also have a new "OpenOnline" option, allowing you to publish your scientific articles worldwide free of charge in subscription-based Wiley journals.

These articles are accessible freely online to a worldwide readership on the Wiley Online Library and in scientific databases. This option is available for all manuscripts accepted for publication in Wiley subscription-based journals since the beginning of the year in the publication categories "primary research" or "review articles".

This OpenOnline option can be selected by corresponding authors of an article during the submission process of your article (for a detailed workflow see the Wiley Author Landing Page).

Publication fund still relevant for Wiley publications

In addition to this OpenOnline option for subscription-based journals, Wiley also publishes a number of open access journals. If you are planning to publish in one of these Wiley open acces journals, or other publishers' open access journals, the article processing charge can be covered as before by the publication fund.

For additional information and contacts for advice on the publication fund and on open access publishing, please refer to:

> Wiley Online Library 


Library opens at 8:00am

More time for your studies: From Monday, February 26, 2018, the main library's study and open access areas will be open for all users from 8:00am onwards.

During term time, the extended opening hours will allow you to access the library from Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 22:00pm.

As customary, our staff at the circulation desk (loans and returns, ground floor) and from information services (1st floor) are available from 9:00am to 19:00pm.

By continuously aiming to extend its opening hours, the library is reacting to an important need of TU Wien’s students – to have access to reading and studying places as long as possible.

> Full information about our opening hours (weekends, public holidays, semester breaks, etc.)


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).

> Details


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


Fair use of study desks in the library

The Library's 700 study desks are in high demand. For this reason, it is not permitted to reserve seats and tables for unreasonable amounts of time. Unfortunately some of our users have been ignoring this rule.

Therefore, the library has now introduced "parking meters" for the study areas. Library patrons leaving their desks set the time of leaving on the meter. The desk is reserved for the following 30 minutes. After that (or if there is no parking meter on a desk) patrons looking for a free desk may put aside any books or papers left on the desk and use it.

If there is no parking meter on your desk, you can get one at the information desk or the circulation desk.



Birkhauser "Basics Online": New architecture ebooks

The complete Birkhauser "Basics" textbook series, at present comprising 32 titles, are now available online on the TU campus.

About Birkhauser "Basics Online": "Basics Online" are German-language textbooks covering the most important areas of architectural studies, such as design, architectural rendering, construction, building services,  professional practice, landscape architecture and urban design.

50 additional titles and 2 new subject areas (building materials, building history) are to follow.

> Birkhäuser Basics Online titles via the library catalogue



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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