SFU Library

Address: Campus Prater, 1020 Vienna, Freudplatz 1


Recent news

The SFU library rooms (room 3012 – open access area and reading room as well as room 3001) are currently closed. Urgent library requests please by email or by phone: library@sfu.ac.at ,  Tel. +43 1 798 40 98-305
SFU library team

Opening hours of the SFU library

Monday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
3rd floor, room 3012
Tel. +43 1 798 40 98 350
Email: bibliothek@sfu.ac.at

Reading Room (3001):

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9 am – 9 pm, Sa 9 am – 7 pm

General information

The SFU Vienna library is a reference library open to SFU students and researchers. You may use available items inside the library only – you cannot check out any media. The total library stock includes over 35,000 items, consisting mainly of books and journals in German. Areas covered range from general psychology, psychotherapy science, psychoanalysis, ethnopsychoanalysis and medicine to cultural studies, philosophy and law.

Reading room, systematics, catalog
The most important and latest publications, textbooks, and items set aside for particular lecturers on reserve shelves (Handapparate) are directly available in the reading room 3012, 3rd floor (open shelves). In addition, you will find all new acquisitions made by the library and current editions of print journals. The systematics (information in German) provides information on where to find items in the reading room’s open shelves (“shelf marks” beginning with A… , B, … etc.) Books available on the shelves can be used in the reading room and partly be duplicated (see “copyright” below). Items from the archives (“location” beginning with a… , b, … etc.) must be requested in advance (takes approx. one day).

Search SFU’s collections (including Linz and Berlin)

Library policy
Bags, backpacks and coats must be placed in the lockers located in the entrance area of the library. No food or drink is permitted in the library at any time. Loud talking and the use of cell phones are not allowed. Pets are not permitted in the reading room. Users are allowed to view a maximum of 10 items from the open shelves in the reading room at one time.

It is not permitted to duplicate entire books or journals. However, items may partly be photocopied for individual use, or for participants of lectures / seminars.

If you wish to learn more about the library, please ask our staff in the reading room or contact us at bibliothek@sfu.ac.at

Electronically available resources

☛ Please note that all electronic resources (databases, full text from electronic journals, e-books, etc.) licensed for the SFU are IP-bound and only available on devices with internet access inside SFU buildings (including WLAN). This also applies for SFU Linz, Berlin and other branches.
Databases for law studies (Vienna): research on CIS available (upon request!)

Journals: Electronic Journals Database EZB (sorted according to field, e.g. “psychology”)

Databases: Database Information System DBIS (sorted according to field, e.g. “psychology”)

EBSCO Databases: http://web.b.ebscohost.com/
Information about EBSCO (pdf)

Resources for psychoanalysis
The PEP-Web Archive is the quintessential website for psychoanalytic scholarship, with the full text of 59 journals dating back to 1918, cross-linked to each other and full bibliographic references to external sources, and where a multi-source psychoanalytic glossary is a click away for any technical term. The complete content of Sigmund Freud’s Standard Edition where each paragraph is cross-linked to the corresponding text in the German Freud Gesammelte Werke. Including 96 books from classic authors such as Bion, Bowlby, Klein, Meltzer, Winnicott, and many more.

Collection Of The International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
The Collection of the International Psychoanalytic University (COTIPUB) aims to comprise the fundaments of psychoanalytic writing (Freud & Disciples) as well as all psychoanalysis-relevant open-sourced material available.

Online biographies on the life and work of women in the history of psychoanalysis.

The Other Scene is an electronic journal of psychoanalysis.

Additional online resources

currently includes:
-) Journal for Open Psychoanalytical Research and Individual Psychology
-) SFU Research Bulletin

More than 100,000 scholarly biographies of persons from all social backgrounds and nearly all periods of German, Austrian, and Swiss history can be accessed on this site.