On this page you will find information about requesting and reserving material from the collections of Utrecht University Library.

You request material from the entire library collection via WorldCat. Material that is not immediately available can be reserved. You will be notified by email when your request is availabe to be picked up from the reservation shelves in the library you selected. You have seven days to pick up the books and journals.

How long will it take?

Requesting and collecting University Library Utrecht Science Park.

Requested Pick up from
before 9 a.m. 11 a.m.
before 11 a.m. 1 p.m.
before 1 p.m. 3 p.m.
before 3 p.m. 5 p.m.
after 3 p.m. next working day at 11 a.m.

Requesting and collecting University Library City Centre.

Requested Pick up from
before 9 a.m. 12 noon
before 1 p.m. 4 p.m.
after 1 p.m. next working day 12 noon


  • Both locations apply the rule that material from other library locations is available after one working day
  • During weekends and on public holidays there are no deliveries from the Utrecht Science Park depositories and other library locations.

Material sent to your home address

Would you rather have your requests sent to your home address? This is possible, however this service is not free of charge. During the requesting process select Send by mail at 'Pickup location'. This service is free for Utrecht University staff if you have the material sent to your work address.

Photocopies of articles

The copiers/printers in the library are at your disposal to make photocopies of printed publications. 

Requesting from Special Collections

You will find information about requesting material from Special Collections on the page Requesting and Consultation Special Collections.

Requesting testing material

Would you like to borrow Social Sciences testing material? Make your request via WorldCat.

Please note:Tests are only available for staff and students of Psychology and Pedagogical Sciences and must be picked up and returned at the service desk in the University Library Utrecht Science Park.

Requesting and borrowing from the collections of other libraries

Books and articles that are not held by Utrecht University Library can also be requested via WorldCat. Read more.


Any questions about requesting and reserving library materials? We are happy to help you.  Please ask at the service desks or contact us at