The C3-Library for International Development is open to the public. On-site use of library facilities is free of charge. To order and borrow books, a library card is required. Almost all media from the library's holdings can be borrowed for use at home. Reference holdings, newspapers and journals may not be borrowed.

Library card
To obtain a library card please bring along a photo ID. The library card is free of charge for pupils, apprentices and holders of the "Kulturpass". There are three different types of library cards:

  • Annual pass: Euro 14.00
    Valid for one year from date of issue. Users may borrow up to 20 items of the academic collection (ÖFSE, Women's Solidarity and special collections "Latin America" and "Missio") and up to 10 items from the Education collection (Baobab) at one time.
  • Media pass: Euro 44.00
    Valid for one year from date of issue. It permits the user to borrow an unlimited number of items, and can be used by several individuals from a school or NGO, or by a single person.
  • Day ticket: Euro 5.00
    Valid for one day. It entitles the user to borrow items (max. 20 from the academic collection and max. 10 from the Education collection) for up to two weeks. It does not allow the user to make reservations or extend loan periods.

Loan periods
Items may be borrowed for a maximum of four weeks.

Loan extensions
Provided the item has not been requested by another user, the loan may be extended twice for further two weeks (via the Online Catalogues, in person or by e-mail).

Reserving items on loan
Reservations for items out on loan from Women's Solidarity, ÖFSE and the special collection "Latin America" can be placed in person, by telephone, by e-mail, or via the relevant Online Catalogue. All Baobab materials may be reserved (for a defined period) in person or by e-mail. Late return charges amount to Euro 0.30 per item per working day.Damaged or lost items must be replaced.

Closed stacks
Requests for items from closed stacks must be made either in person or by e-mail. Items ordered before 9:30 will be ready by 10:00. Items ordered by 14:00 will be ready at 14:30.

C3–Library for International Development

1090 Vienna
Sensengasse 3
+43 (0)1 317 40 10-200


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