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In order that we can issue you with a library card, you must first complete and sign the Borrower_Registration_Form.

What else do you need?

You are ...

You require

A student of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

Student ID

Other members of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

Confirmation of employment

Members of another Austrian university or university of applied sciences

Official photographic identification, residency registration form (Meldezettel)


Official photographic identification, residency registration form (Meldezettel)

In addition, persons who have not yet reached the age of eighteen need a Consent and Liability Declaration  from the parent or guardian.

Please note: For all persons who are not  members of an Austrian university, graduates or students of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna or school pupils there is a charge of 15 €  for  an annual library card  or  5 €  for lasting one month.

Most media items in the open access section and the repository of the library may be borrowed.

Not on loan are periodicals and volumes of journals, reference books, loose-leaf collections, and all works marked with a red dot (= reference copies) and all works found in the RARA section (RARA = rare books).

Media items, not yet entered in vetmed:seeker (1989 inventory) can only be borrowed from the day after inclusion.

For more information, see borrowing.

On vetmed:seeker click on the "Reserve" button and sign in using your user barcode and your date of birth as password. You will be notified by email when the media item has been returned and is available. The reserved media item will then be available for collection for ten working days.

For more information, see borrowing.

  • Books may be borrowed for a period of one month.
  • Books from the BN department which are marked with a red dot ... (encyclopaedias, reference books, dictionaries), original University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna dissertations copies, loose-leaf binders and RARA located rare books may not be borrowed.
  • Books marked with a yellow dot may be borrowed for one working day, for a weekend or for the duration of a public holiday.
  • Periodicals and single issues or volumes of journals may not be borrowed.
  • Video cassettes, CD-ROMs, DVDs and sound recordings may be borrowed for one month. Exceptions are again media items marked with a red dot. These may not be borrowed.

The loan period may be extended up to 2 times as long as the borrowed media item is not already reserved.

To renew your loaned media item, first log in to the library system  vetmed:seeker.Go to your account, which you can find under your name.

When you are signed in, click on "On loan" to view all your currently borrowed media. By clicking "Renew all" you can now extend the borrowing period for ALL media or select single media that you want to extend by clicking on the checkboxes.

You can also extend the borrowing period by calling our staff at +43 1 25077 1411/1412.

How many media items can I borrow at a time?

You can borrow up to 30 media.

University employees have longer loan periods due to their teaching and research activities and are allowed to borrow more media.