Both locations of Utrecht University Library open for limited services as of 15 June

After the opening of the University Library in the USP, the university library in the city centre will also open on 15 June for a limited number of services.

The desks in both locations will be open for checking out and collecting library materials from Monday to Friday between 1 p.m and 4 p.m. At this moment the libraries are open to students and staff of Utrecht University (and UMC Utrecht) only.

Sadly we can’t welcome all visitor groups in the library yet at this stage. If you are not a student or staff member of Utrecht University and you have materials on loan from the library, we will automatically renew the loan period for those items. You will receive a notification when it will be possible to return the items on loan.

Study spots for students in special circumstances only

At this stage, services are still limited to the physical collection of the library. This means that the desks will be open for checking out and collecting library material and that the Special Collections Reading Room in the location USP can be visited by appointment. Study spots are only available for students in special circumstances. On the UU students website you can find more information on requesting such a study spot.


Requesting library materials

Staff and students of Utrecht University can request material again through WorldCat*. Please select the pickup location of your choice. You will receive a notification per e-mail with information on when the requested material will be available for pick-up.

Receiving material by post will remain available for Utrecht University staff and students who urgently need the work and can’t come to the library. For pickup location please select the option ‘Send by mail’. It may take several days before the requested works will be put in the post.

*Requesting material looks slightly different, look at our information and tips on requesting material through WorldCat.

Consulting our Special Collections in the USP by appointment

Material from our Special Collections can only be consulted in the reading room by appointment. Request the title(s) of your choice in WorldCat and for pickup location please select ‘Special Collections’. We will contact you to make an appointment.

Measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus

Several measures are in effect to curb the spread of the coronavirus. For instance only 10 visitors are allowed in the library at the same time and returned materials are placed in quarantine before they will be available for loan again. For your and our safety follow the instructions in the building.