The textbook collection was created so that students of the BOKU-University can borrow the required literature for their courses and exams. The books are grouped by subject like in the main reading room. There is one textbook collection located in the Main Library and on in the Special Library BIO.

You can search for textbooks in BOKU:LITsearch

The lending period is 30 days, but you may renew the lending period, in 30 day steps, up to 120 days (except for reserved or overdue books). Additionally a copy of each title from the textbook collection is available for internal use in the reading room.

Many textbooks are available online in full text. QR-codes are affixed to the shelves of every textbook that is available.

The textbook collection is renewed and updated continuously with assistance of the students, the academic staff and the department libraries.

<p><strong>New location of the main library’s textbook collection in the Ilse-Wallentin-Haus</strong></p>

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More than 6,000 textbooks are available to BOKU students in the new textbook collection in the Ilse-Wallentin-Haus. The textbook collection is equipped with a self-check-out terminal where students can borrow and return books independently after logging in with their BOKUcard. The payment function at the terminal allows the payment of possible fees.</p>

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<strong>Attention</strong>: Due to the Corona measures, access to the new textbook collection is not yet possible. The textbooks can be ordered by e-mail until further notice. They will be retrieved by the library staff and made available for collection at the circulation desk in the main library.</p>