The Main Library of TU Wien Bibliothek is located in the "building with the owl sculpture" on Karlsplatz. In the open access areas you will find literature by subject category. Our initial consultation staff will be happy to help you search for literature.

Study desks

On the 1st to the 4th floor, you will find quiet study desks for focused learning and working. On the 5th floor there are areas for group work where you can speak at a reasonable volume - please consider others. You will also find bookable group study rooms on this floor for groups of at least three TU Wien students. These can be booked for a maximum of 3.5 hours.

In the ground floor coffee area, you can sit together, talk, eat, drink and use mobile phones.

PC workstations

TU Wien students can use their TUaccount to access the 1st floor PCs, on which a number of programs are available. For details, see Information Technology Solutions, opens in new window.

Catalogue terminals

For literature searches, you can access CatalogPlus, opens an external URL in a new window, e-books, e-journals and databases on the library terminals. Library terminals can be found on all floors in the open-access area and at the circulation desk. You can save documents to a USB stick. When handling digital documents, please observe copyright laws and our terms of use for e-resources.

Scanning, copying and printing

A3 book scanners are available in the open-access areas on the 1st to the 5th floor. You will also find an A2 scanner on the 1st floor. The scans can be stored on a USB stick free of charge. When handling digital documents, please observe copyright laws and our terms of use for e-resources..

The A2 book scanner on the first floor of the Main Library has a coin-operated payment option for DIN A4 copies (€0.10 per copy, no change given) for black-and-white or greyscale printing.

You can also copy and print at Grafisches Zentrum, opens an external URL in a new window on the Freihaus campus, as well as at the Copy Shop, opens an external URL in a new window at Wiedner Hauptstraße 5 across the street from Freihaus.


Only personal learning materials, laptops, writing equipment, books and beverages in sealable containers may be taken into the library. Please leave anything else in the lockers (accessible with valid TUcard or library card). Guests are kindly requested to use the coin-operated lockers in the basement. The lockers are emptied every evening and cannot be occupied overnight.

Lost property

Please contact the ground floor circulation desk. Lost property is stored in the library for a few days and then handed over to the lost property office. The contents of unemptied lockers are also considered lost property.