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House rules

Study places

All study places in the UB City Centre and UB Zernike are freely accessible, with the exception of the UG-only periods. In these weeks surrounding the exam periods you must reserve a study place upfront (you need your UG or Hanze student number for this). 

Please note: in UG-only periods the UB City Centre is accessible for students and staff of the University of Groningen only, see: Exam periods: UG-only weeks .
At the UB Zernike, students from both the UG and the Hanze have access in this period.
  • Reception desk UB City Centre (e.g. for questions on study places): Monday through Friday 8.30 am - 5 pm: tel.  050 36 35000.
  • Servicedesk UB City Centre:
    Monday through Friday, from 8.30 am until 5 pm (050 36 35020), or e-mail us at library
  • Servicedesk UB Zernike:
    Monday through Friday, from 9 am - 5 pm (050 36 33708) or e-mail us at library

House rules

The University Library has the following house rules:

  • Water bottles and coffee cups are permitted throughout the building, with the exception of the Special Collections room
  • You're considerate of your fellow students
  • You leave your study place tidy and clean

The building has study zones and coffee corners, with different rules of conduct for each zone. On your right are some examples of the signage that can be found on the doors in the different zones.


The whole University of Groningen is smoke-free! That means it is not allowed to smoke in any UG building - which also applies to the roof terraces of the University Library City Centre!
Moreover, there are smoke-free zones directly around the entrances of the UG buildings.

Remarks or complaints?

Please report any irregularities, nuisance, waste, etc.

  • in person to the Reception or Service desk,
  • by phone at (050) 363 5020,
  • via e-mail: library

Take a look at our safety instruction video!

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