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University of Groningen Library

University Library City Centre temporarily accessible for University of Groningen students and staff only

Exam period: UG-only weeks

To cope with the ever-increasing crowds in the library, four periods have been scheduled in which the University Library City Centre is only accessible to students and staff of the University of Groningen. Hanze students will have no access to the library during these periods.

The periods these measures will apply:

  • 14 October - 8 November 2023
  • 6 - 31 January 2024
  • 16 March - 10 April 2024
  • 1 - 26 June 2024
The access gates
The access gates


In the above-mentioned period, you can only enter the library by presenting your University card while entering the building.

  • Entering the library, always have your University card ready!
  • No University card means no entry!
  • When in doubt, our staff may ask for an ID.


In some cases, non-University of Groningen students or staff can get access to the library:

  • Visitors wanting to consult a work from our Special Collections department (by appointment only);
  • and other persons who want to visit the library with a valid reason. For instance: the DNPP, the Groningen Institute for Central and Eastern European Studies (GICEES), etc.

If you want to be sure you won't be denied access to the library, please inform us of your visit in advance. Call our Reception desk at 050 - 363 5000 to inform our staff of your arrival.

Extra work places for UG students and staff

  • The study zones in the Harmonie building are open more often and longer hours

Alternatives for Hanze students

The Hanze University has created extra 'Hanze Work Places' for this period in the city centre, including the Forum Library (Nieuwe Markt 1) with 200 extra places.

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