University Library City Centre

You will find the entrance of the University Library City Centre at Drift 27. The historical building is the former palace of Lodewijk Napoleon.

University Library City Centre

Universiteitsbibliotheek Binnenstad


Drift 27, 3512 BR Utrecht, The Netherlands

Post office box 80124, 3508 TC Utrecht

Tel: +31 30 253 6115


Website University Library

Opening hours university library

The university premises is smoke-free.

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Opening hours

Sun 10:00-22:30
Mon 8:00-22:30
Tue 8:00-22:30
Wed 8:00-22:30
Thu 8:00-22:30
Fri 8:00-22:30
Sat 10:00-22:30
Getting there and Accessibility

Study spaces

Study spaces are only available for Utrecht University staff and students. You book a study space in advance in our booking system.

Coffee bar Lodewijk

In the University Library you will find coffee bar Lodewijk. You can find its opening hours here.

Bicycle parks

The bicycle park, under the courtyard at the Wittevrouwenstraat, has space for 700 bicycles. From the underground bicycle park there is an indoor passage to the library. This bicycle park has the same opening hours as the library. There is also a bicycle park at the Keizerstraat for over 300 bicycles. You can enter the library through the garden. This bicycle park is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closes after that time to avoid inconvenience to local residents. This park is closed on the weekends. 

Parking of bicycles, mopeds, motorbikes and cars on the courtyard is not allowed. Only loading and unloading by suppliers is granted by request.

fietsenstalling onder binnenplein UB Binnenstad