PiCarta is the Dutch national catalogue. If the University Library does not hold the publication, you can check PiCarta to see if it is available in other Dutch libraries.


What will you find in PiCarta?

PiCarta is a central catalogue containing the collections of over 400 Dutch libraries, including all university libraries. You will find descriptions of journal articles, books and other document types in all disciplines.

In PiCarta you can request books and copies of journal articles from many libraries.

Access to PiCarta

More information about access can be found on the page Online Access.

Searching in PiCarta

PiCarta might be useful if you want to find out more about a subject. PiCarta offers several search options, such as searching by keywords or authors. Saving and sharing titles is also possbible. Under the Help tab you wil find extensive infomation about search strategies.

If you are logged in to the Wi-Fi netwok Eduroam within Utrecht University you do not need an ILL account to search PiCarta. However, if you want to request material, you need to have an ILL account.

Requesting from PiCarta

In PiCarta use the link "Available at UB Utrecht" to go to the catalogue of the University Library.

By clicking on Items next to the title in the catalogue you will find out where you can find the item you need. If the University Library does not hold the item, use the link in PiCarta under the tab "Available at" to see which library does.

To request this material (costs are involved), you need to have an ILL account. In PiCarta you will find the options "borrow" or "photocopy" both under the list of titles and under the list of libraries.


Want to find out more about Picarta?

For more information have a look at the LibGuide PiCarta or view the demos (in Dutch only) of Amsterdam University Library.


Do you have any questions about using PiCarta? Please ask at the service desks or contact us at library@uu.nl