The library at the Department of Science and Technology Studies (NIG, Universitäts-straße 7/II/6h floor, 1010 Vienna) is part of the Sociology and Political Sciences Library of the University of Vienna. You can only find books with WF-... signatories here.
In general, our library is a reference library. The books can be read and copied at the Department.


Please note:

Due to Covid-19, you can temporarily borrow a book for the maximum of 2 weeks (see the regulations below).
Therefore, please register for picking it up via email or telephone:, 01-4277-49602,
and note the current opening hours.


Opening Hours

during winter term 2021

Mon - Thu: 10:00 - 16:00
Fri: 09:30 - 13:30

Please check the mainpage for opening hours during holiday breaks.

Lending Service

As it is a reference library, students can now, as an exemption, borrow books for 2 weeks on the following conditions:

  • register beforehand via email or telephone: 01-4277-49602
  • deposit of a valid photo ID
  • 8 books maximum
  • no loaning of journals or encyclopedias!

If the books are not returned on time, the student is blocked from borrowing any other books for a month.