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House rules

Study places

All study places in the UB City Centre and UB Zernike must be reserved upfront (you need your UG or Hanze student number for this). 

Please note: in exam periods the UB City Centre is accessible for students and staff of the University of Groningen only, see: Exam periods: UG only weeks.
  • 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 servicedesk-library
  • Servicedesk UB Zernike:
    Monday through Friday, from 9 am - 5 pm (050 36 33708) or e-mail us at zernike-bibliotheek

The University Library has the following house rules:

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: bibliotheek
  • or via Twitter: @Bibliothecaris

Take a look at our safety instruction video!

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