Computer rooms

All members of the University of Vienna with a valid u:account can use computer workstations in the computer rooms of the ZID free of charge, for study-related or academic work.

In addition, there are further computer rooms at the university departments, faculties and libraries that the members of the relevant discipline may use.

Video (in German)


The computer rooms of the ZID are open with restrictions: 

  • To keep distance between users only every second PC may be used.
  • The computer rooms at the following locations are not available: Institut für Germanistik, main building; Institut für Soziologie, Rooseveltplatz 2; Fachbereichsbibliothek Wirtschaftswissenschaft und Mathematik, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 (access to u:print is possible); Fachbereichsbibliothek Bildungswissenschaft, Sprachwissenschaft und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, Sensengasse 3a
  • From Monday to Friday the computer rooms are open until 19:30. Opening hours on Saturdays are as usual. 
  • You have to reserve the PC workplaces in the Catalogue Room of the Main Library. Reservations are possible up to one week in advance of your desired date and can be presented electronically or in print. Use the Reservation tool on the Vienna University Library website (pilot project).

Please pay attention to the following protective measures when using the computer rooms:

  • Face masks are mandatory in the computer rooms.
  • Keep distance from other users (at least 1 metre).
  • Disinfect your hands with hand sanitiser from the mounted dispensers where available. Do not use this sanitiser for devices.
  • Sanitiser for keyboard and mouse is available in the computer room or at the computer room support.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with tissue or elbow if you cough or sneeze.
  • Do not touch your face with your hands.



The computer rooms are closed on Sundays and public holidays

Please note varying opening hours, for example, during the semester break, Christmas and Easter holidays. Inform yourself at the relevant location, on the website of the relevant location or on the ZID website.

Some computer rooms are only available to members of the relevant discipline. The computer rooms are partly used for courses. During these times the computer rooms are not open to the public. You will find information about opening times and support at the locations.


1010 Vienna
1030 Vienna
1090 Vienna
1150 Vienna
1190 Vienna
Computer rooms with computer room support

Accessible work stations

Three accessible terminals with touchscreens are located in the computer rooms of the NIG (Neues Institutsgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna, ground floor). Two terminals are located at Computer Room 1; one terminal is located at Computer Room 3. You can individually adjust the height at the touch of a button. The terminals offer the same functionalities and software applications as a common computer workstation, including the magnification software MAGic as well as the screen reader JAWS.

There is one accessible work station with height-adjustable tables at the Fachbereichsbibliothek der Rechtswissenschaften (Juridicum) and the Fachbereichsbibliothek Bildungswissenschaften (Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna).

Every PC in the Computer Rooms and ZID Class Rooms are equipped with accessibility functions of Windows 10. They can be activated via the button Erleichterte Bedienung ("Easy accessibility") at the log-in screen. Speakers for audio output are installed on every device. Moreover, some computers at the computer rooms with ZID computer rooms support are equipped with the screen reader JAWS and the magnification software MAGic.


The computers at the ZID computer rooms are equipped with the operating system Windows 10 and standard application software.

Some locations feature computers with subject-specific software. It is not possible to install software yourself.


Liste der installierten Anwendungssoftware (GER)

Use on site

You can use the PCs at the computer rooms with your u:account. After the log-in you can use the online storage space service to access your personal data on the Z: share.

You can print, scan and copy using u:print at all computer rooms.

Please show consideration for other users (fair use):

  • Keep the noise down
  • Vacate PCs as quickly as possible during busy times
  • Leave the workplace clean

Optimising your user profile


Your personal programme settings – the so-called user profile – are stored centrally on a server. They are loaded to your computer when you log-in, and are copied back to the server when you log-out.

Storage space for user profiles is limited to 2 GB by default. You can check how much storage space you are currently using under My u:account.

  • Keep your user profile as small as possible. This shortens the time it takes to log in or log out.
  • If an error message is displayed while log-out informing you that your server-stored user profile was not fully synchronised, the available storage space may be full. This means that your personal profile cannot be stored on the server.

In this case, please follow the user guide Benutzerprofil optimieren (optimising your user profile).


Support at the ZID computer rooms

The ZID offers computer room support at the following locations:

  • Neues Institutsgebäude ( NIG )
  • Universitätszentrum Althanstraße (UZA 1 and UZA 2)
  • Campus of the University of Vienna

You can easily recognise the members of the support team by their photo identity cards and the blue ZID clothes.

Responsibilities of the computer room support team

  • Providing user assistance regarding the equipment and use of the workstations
  • Providing support when logging in to the system for the first time (log-in)
  • Maintenance of the printing system u:print (refilling paper, exchanging toners, fixing paper jams, etc.)
  • Checking error messages and, if possible, troubleshooting


The members of the computer room support team are no administrators. To change your password or if you have administrative questions, please contact the ZID Helpdesk.

The computer room support team does not provide training for subject-specific software. Please use the IT courses offered by the ZID.

Terms of use

The  u:account – regulations for use (PDF) apply.

 User guides

To the computer rooms user guides (in German)