1. The university libraries: a student classic
Get out of your room and into the sea of books. University libraries are particularly suitable for learning. Our tip: Do not forget to bring a bibliobag or your own transparent bag! This saves you the hassle of rearranging books, because handbags and backpacks are not allowed in most libraries.
Main library of the University of Vienna
Address: Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna
The library of the University of Vienna is one of the most popular places for studying in Vienna. Therefore you should definitely show up in time during exam phases. With such a large crowd, it can happen that all seats are taken by the time you arrive. In the main library you learn together with other students along huge wooden tables. In summer you can also cram in the green inner courtyard.
Library of the Vienna University of Technology
Resselgasse 4, 1040 Vienna
The Vienna University of Technology library provides its readers with over 1.5 million books, around 125,000 e-books and numerous specialist journals. The library also offers small study plots in which one can study undisturbed. Should your mind want to wander, you can watch the hustle and bustle on Karlsplatz through the large windows all around.
Library of the Vienna University of Economics and Business
Welthandelsplatz 1, Building LC, 1020 Vienna
WU Vienna offers what is probably the most modern library with large windows and lots of daylight. But watch out: All departments have different opening times if you are looking for something specific!
Law Faculty Library
Schottenbastei 10–16, 1010 Vienna
The Juridicum library is a great alternative to the main library, which is nearly always fully occupied shortly before the examination phase. The departmental library is not far from the main university and is more of an insider tip. Here, too, the early bird catches the worm: Whoever comes first, gets the best place to study with the limited number of seats available.
4. Reading room in the Museum of Applied Arts
Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna,
The reading room in the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) is not necessarily an insider tip. Nevertheless, it is always worth a visit: The special thing there is clearly the large glass dome, which allows sufficient daylight into the reading room. Here, too, the following applies: first come, first served – the seats are tight. The reading room also offers a few interesting extras: It is also a suitable weekend place to study on Sundays, and W-LAN and scanning up to A2 are free.
5. Main library
Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a, 1070 Vienna,
The main library is located directly above the U6 station Burggasse / Stadthalle and is full of books from all genres and for every taste. The great thing about the main library is that you don’t have to pay a locker or carry your belongings around in a plastic bag. Here you can walk straight to the shelves and the seats with all your belongings. A special highlight is the 2,000 square meter roof terrace.
7. The library of the “Arbeiterkammer”: a real insider tip
Prinz Eugen Strasse 20–22, 1040 Vienna, opening times
The library of the “Arbeiterkammer” is an insider tip that is only slowly getting around among students. Even though we think it should remain a small, quiet oasis of learning, we do not want to withhold it from you. The only disadvantage of this learning location are the “short” opening times. With a little organization, however, you can definitely make the most of your time there.
8. The Cocoquadrat coworking space
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 65, 1040 Vienna
Actually, this tip should belong to the coffee houses, but somehow it doesnt. The Cocoquadrat is both a co-working space and a coffee shop as well. This makes it the perfect place to study together, which is definitely worth the price.
10. Your STUWO dormitory: Your omnium
The good is often very close: every STUWO student residence offers you plenty of space to study – alone or even with friends. Some STUWO houses even have extra bright, friendly and quiet places for this. After all, there is nothing more pleasant than having the perfect place to study right in front of your nose.