University Library

Library XXL opening hours

Due to exam period 2 the University Library offers XXL opening hours.

Inner City Library
Extended opening hours from Saturday 30 November until Thursday 19 December: 08.00 – 24.00

Randwyck Library

  • Saturday 30 November & Sunday 1 December: 08.30 – 18.00
  • Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 December: 08.30 – 18.00
  • Friday 13 December: 08.30 – 22.00
  • Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 December: 08.30 – 18.00


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Library information for new students

The dedicated staff of the University Library is ready to welcome all newly arrived students. The library is not just a well-equipped study environment but also an attractive meeting place for students. As a student, you will have access to the library buildings as well as the Online Library, where all our electronic journals, books and databases are stored.


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Book fair @ UM Library, on 11 May

On Saturday 11 May the University Library will organise a book fair from 11.00 – 17.00 @ the Inner City Library entrance hall (Grote Looiersstraat 17).

Are you looking for study material for your Bachelor or Master? Perhaps UM Library has some for you! We offer 150 meter in the field of psychology, neuroscience, law, economy, health, medicine, life science and engineering, to be sold for a bargain between €1 and €2.


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Libsearch and Inter Library Loan workshop, on 24 May

Maastricht University Library offers a workshop on Libsearch and Inter Library Loan, on Friday 24 May from 13.30-15.30.

This course offers students and staff the opportunity to learn strategies that aim at increasing the likelihood of finding the book/article they need within LibSearch, and being able to make an Inter Library Loan request.

Limited spaces are available so register now.

Newspaper database LexisNexis will become Nexis Uni

As of 1 April 2019, the newspaper database Lexis Nexis (access is offered to students and staff by the Maastricht University Library) has been renewed and will continue under the name Nexis Uni.


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MABP 2019: Taboo out in the open, 15-17 March

The Maastricht Antiquarian Book and Print Fair (MABP) 2019 is back from 15 to 17 March, this year focusing on the theme Erotica. The booth of Center Céramique, the Regional Historic Center Limburg (RHCL) and the University Library will stand amidst notable antiquarians in the Sint Jans Church.

Come and take a look at the discoveries made by three Maastricht University students from FASoS in the treasure-trove of Maastricht institutional archives.


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Showcase your talent during Museumnacht’s ‘Spoken Word’, on 12 April

Museumnacht Maastricht 2019 presents yet another exciting collaboration between Dominicanen Bookshop and Maastricht University Library. Spoken Word Maastricht is back again, with a theme that is out of this world: Lost in Space. And you are cordially invited to take part!

We want you @ Dominicanen!

Are you a young writer, poet, singer or performer? Are you interested in being inspired by rare books and inspiring others in return?


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Wooclap Live voting tool – demo sessions

Are you interested in joining a Wooclap demo session to inform you about educational applicability and functionalities of this audience response tool for live voting? Teachers and students of FASoS are welcome.

Sign up now! UM Library is organising two demo-sessions at the end of February. One will be held in the vicinity of FASoS; in the Inner City Library.


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UB Wiki Citation Challenge, on 4 February

Researchers and students often use Wikipedia as starting point. So why not make it better together?! You are in a perfect position to help improve Wikipedia and make it a better resource for everyone. So join the Wiki Citation Challenge as part of the #1Lib1Ref Wikipedia worldwide Campaign on Monday 4 February, from 12.00-14.00 @ Inner City Library.


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Renewed: Borrowing from another library

Do you use our service to borrow from other libraries when a title or article is not available in our collection? On 28 January we switched to a new tool for these requests.

What changed?
Have you found a title, chapter or article through the UM catalogue LibSearch that is not part of our collection? You can request the item(s) using the button in the search result to order the title, chapter and/or article from another library.


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