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Borrow and return books

Request and collect books

You can request books from the Central Medical Library collection via SmartCat (search for the book and click the 'Request' button). You are asked to choose a pick-up location (University Library or Central Medical Library). You will receive an email as soon as the requested book is ready for you. On request, we also send books for UMCG employees by internal mail, for this we need your UMCG internal zip code (huispostcode).

You can of course also take the book from the shelve yourself and borrow it at the lendig desk.

Return books

You can return books during our opening hours. At the University Library you can also return books outside opening hours in the 24/7 Bookbox outside the University Library City Centre (Poststraat). Or return your books by (internal) mail. Please send them to: Centrale Medische Bibliotheek FC41 , Postbus 30001, 9700 RB Groningen.

As long as corona measures apply, we do not charge fines for late returns

Lending card staff members

You can activate your UMCG card to work as a library card. Then you can request and borrow publications from all University of Groningen libraries, in the Netherlands or abroad, free of charge.

Lending card students

Students can borrow books by using their student cards. It is not necessary to activate student cards. If we do not have an article or book in the collection, students can request it from other libraries in the Netherlands. This is very easy to do via SmartCat and is free. As long as the corona measures apply, submitting requests abroad is also free of charge for students.

How and where do I find books?

You can search for books in the catalogue. More and more books, especially the most recent ones, are availble electronically (see this overview of e-books ).

Renewing is no longer needed

As long as no other borrower needs a book, its loan will be automatically renewed: for staff up to a maximum of 24 times 4 weeks, for students and others to a maximum of 12 times 4 weeks. When another borrower reserves a book, it will have to be returned by the end of the loan period. In such case, you'll receive a notification by e-mail.

Mandatory textbooks for students

At the circulation desk you can borrow mandatory textbooks one at a time (for use in the library only) by handing in your student card. Several print copies of each textbook are available for borrowing. And most textbooks are also accessible as e-book. See for an overview of mandatory textbooks: 'CMB Textbooks for Students' .

More information about borrowing

Requesting literature

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