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Library Card

To borrow items from the library, you need a valid Medical University of Vienna library card. This also applies to persons who hold a valid library card from another university.  

As per § 5, paragraph 1 of the library regulations, the membership fee is 15 euros per year for persons not covered by § 3, paragraph 1 Z 1 and 2 of the library regulations (i.e. general users not affiliated with the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital or other educational institutions)

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, applications for library cards can be submitted via email. It is also possible to renew an already valid card via email.

To apply for a library card please send the following documents, along with the completed registration form and your email address, to or hand them in at the library circulation desk during our opening hours:

  • student identification card/employee identification card

If you are a student of the Medical University of Vienna, your library card will be deactivated automatically after completion of your degree. If you wish to continue to use the library, your account needs to be changed to a different status (MUW/AKH-representative/staff, alumni, student of another institution, general user etc.). Please bring the necessary documents to the library circulation desk in order to change your status.

  • written waiver signed by a parent or guardian (schriftliche Zustimmungs- und Haftungserklärung)
  • certificate of registration
  • official photo identification
  • school student identification card

After your documents have been processed, your libary card will be issued. You will receive two automatically generated emails containing an activation code as well as a link to activate your MUW-Q-UserID. Please follow the instructions in these emails and set your personal password.

Please let us know immediately of any change of address, name or email address by bringing your certificate of registration to the library circulation desk.  

In the event of loss of a library card, the library account holder is obliged to report the loss to the Fundamt immediately and submit confirmation of this report to the Medical University of Vienna Library as he/she shall be liable for any misuse of their library card until the loss is reported. However, your library card can be deactivated before the loss is reported.  
Misuse of a library card is punishable.
For the re-issue of a library card, the required documents have to be brought to the library again.