Utrecht Summer School participants
But not everyone is on holiday. International students who have signed up for the Utrecht Summer School like to come to the library to work in groups in preparation for the lectures. The library as a familiar meeting place, a home away from home. With their Solis ID they have access to all licenced search engines and online journals of the library. This year a course is given by two subject specialists of Utrecht University Library about Open Science. The library facilitates and supports lecturers and researchers in this important development in the academic world.
Besides the Summer School participants there are students wanting to write their Bachelor’s thesis or Master’s thesis in peace and quiet. At the Skills Lab, located in the University Library Uithof, students can ask the help of writing coaches if they get stuck in the process of finishing their thesis.
But not only students are looking for peace and quiet. The summer period is the right time for researchers to study and process literature in their discipline.
Behind the scenes
Even though it is more quiet than usual in the library, library staff is always stand-by to answer questions. An email to firstname.lastname@example.org always finds its way to the right person who will answer your question as quickly and adequately as possible. And of course there is always library staff present at the service desk during opening hours.