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 61 15

After 5 p.m., on weekends and holidays ID is required. Check the house rules.

Study spots

Any study places available in the University Library City Centre? Check Studyspot.

Floor plan

Check the floor plan of the University Library City Centre for an overview of rooms, collections, computers and other facilities. 


Espresso bar Lodewijk

In the University Library you will find Espresso Bar Lodewijk run by Sodexo. Have a look at the opening hours of Lodewijk (in Dutch only).

Restaurant in the City Centre Library

There is also a restaurant where you can enjoy lunch and dinner. Have a look at the opening hours of the restaurant (in Dutch only).

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. Parking of bicycles, mopeds, motorbikes and cars on the courtyard is not allowed. Only loading and unloading by suppliers is granted by request. 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 every day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closes after that time to avoid inconvenience to local residents.

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