Opening hours

Opening hours:

You can find the opening hours on the News Page.

In lecture-free times it is necessary to make an appointment.


Marie-Kathrin Rubenz
+43 1 58801 280609 (reachable at opening times)


Karlsgasse 13, 1040 Wien, 2.OG

Lending conditions

The lending period is two weeks for students!

This is a reference library, for that reason our lending periods are quite short. You are, however free to browse and read the books during our opening hours. In that time, our staff will help and advise you.

You will need a Student ID Card with a TU-Wien library tag.

Please consider the opening hours for bringing back books. You can also bring the books to the secretary’s office from Monday till Friday before noon.

There are mandatory fees, if the book is not returned within the lending period of two weeks.
Basic Fee: € 2.00
+ An overdraft fee of € 0.20 per day and book

You can scan books or magazines in the center of sociology. During the opening hours of the libary our staff can help you with that.

Our stock of books, magazines and materials


Although our library is mainly in German we are able to offer many English books in nearly all relevant fields of spatial sociology and beyond. Nearly all of our books can be found in the CatalogPlus system of TU-Wien. To find the book in our library we recommend you to notate the column “Vol.; Shelf; Call Number; Note”, this helps you to find the book much easier in our library system.


  • International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
  • Planning Theory
  • Current Sociology
  • International Sociology
  • Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie
  • Soziologie: Forum der deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie

Our magazines are not for lent, but you can read them during the opening hours and copy articles you need.

Other media

  • Reports form the planning department of the city of Vienna
  • ÖROK publications
  • Master and Phd. theses