Library Policies and Membership Information

More information about Library membership, hours, rules, services, collections, and electronic databases is available on the Library website at

Current CEU faculty, staff, and students are automatically eligible for full membership at the CEU Library upon presentation of their CEU ID card. This includes remote access to electronic databases and services.

CEU Visiting Faculty and Affiliates have Library privileges as requested by the sponsoring department/unit for the duration of their contract or sponsorship.

CEU Alumni have access to print collections and electronic databases in the CEU Library, and limited remote access to databases through a special Alumni portal:

External memberships to the CEU Library are granted to those whose applications are accepted with an accompanying letter of recommendation that demonstrates that the CEU Library is needed for research purposes. External members are most often from other universities with similar curriculum. These memberships are limited to the use of print collections and electronic databases in the CEU Library for a specified period of time. (

Like its sister library in Budapest, the CEU Library in Vienna has:

  • 24/7 access to the same electronic resources: nearly 200,000 electronic books, over 50,000 electronic journals, over 100 library databases
  • Access to the same print library books that can be requested online and delivered to any of our locations
  • Self-checkout and self-return machines for library books
  • Bookable collaboration rooms with large display screens for group work
  • Large screen computers for individual work
  • Copiers, printers, scanners
  • Course reserves for print library materials set up by your CEU instructor
  • Individual or group training sessions conducted by library staff on how to conduct research on a topic, use software to manage your citations, and more
  • Interlibrary Loan to borrow books from other libraries using our online request form.
  • CEU's E-learning site, called Moodle, has most required readings for your classes and is accessible from any location.

Key resources:

  • Use the Library website ( to find books, do research, learn more about the Library and its services.
  • Ask Library staff if you have any questions in person or online,