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Library basics for new students

All you need to know for a successful start of your study in Groningen

Practical information

Front of library
Where is the library?
We're in the city centre, Broerplein, across the Academy Building. We have a library at the Zernike Campus as well.
The library is also called "The UB".

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Students entering through the gates
Do I need a library card?
You need your student card to enter the library, for borrowing books and for entering a pre-booked studio.

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Student on laptop, studying
Study places
There are 2200 study places available, with and without a pc. You only need to make a reservation during exam periods (UG-only). You can also book a studio.
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Student taking a book from the shelves in the library
How can I borrow books?
We have an online catalogue which shows you our collection (printed and online), and tells you how to access or borrow publications.
Watch the videos below.

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Hands on laptop
What about off-campus access?
We have millions of online books, articles and other publications. You can access these from anywhere, simply by logging in with your UG-account.
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Students taking a break
Can I get a coffee?
There are coffee corners on each floor. You can top up credits on your student card to buy coffee, or use your debit card.

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Are you planning to do research? Check out our
research support services.

Borrow a book from the study room

Request a book from the closed stacks

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Or call/e-mail us:

  • 050 3635000 (reception)
  • 050 3635020 (service desk)
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