TU Wien Bibliothek uses the cloud-based software "Alma" by ExLibris to manage its holdings and support services such as CatalogPlus. You can make use of our "Alma Gateway" software for simple and professional management of your institute's library holdings.

If you are interested in using the Alma Gateway, please contact us. This service is free of charge. Note that the software only has a German-language interface.

With "Alma" you can …

  • borrow, return and renew loans
  • edit the shelf numbers, classifications and room numbers of your copies
  • create various collection lists
  • view your literature budget

Creating collection lists

Using the Alma Gateway, you can create title lists of your institute's library holdings.

Alternatively, you can view your library holdings in CatalogPlus: either using the "Library locations" link in the left-hand menu, or by searching for your institute number (e.g. E280, with the leading E) or the collection code of your research group's library collection (e.g. 2801, without a leading E).

The search queries can be saved as search profiles in your library account, and you can have notifications sent to your email address when new titles are added to your institute's library collection:

  1. Search your library's holdings as described above
  2. Sign in to your library account

  3. Click "Save search" above the results list

  4. Click "Turn on notification for this query" at the top of the page, enter your email address and save.

Saved search profiles can be edited or deleted in your account under "Saved titles" > "My saved titles and my searches" > "Saved searches".

Viewing your institute's literature budget

Heads of institutes receive detailed information about their institute's literature budget from our Books service group in the first quarter of the calendar year. To see the current status of your literature budget (data of the previous day), click the "Budget" button in the Alma Gateway.

For more information, see our document "Anleitung zum Alma-Gateway, opens a file in a new window".