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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ORCID iD: make yourself and your research results more visible

Do you worry about getting credit for your research because your name is common or you have publications under multiple aliases (e.g. married name and maiden name)? Do you struggle to keep track of all your research outputs? Are you annoyed by having to enter the same information over and over in manuscript and grant submission systems?

To solve these problems, there’s ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID.


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Research Data Management portal

To improve the support for UM researchers in the management of research data, the University Library recently launched the Research Data Management (RDM) portal.

The portal brings together information concerning the management of research data in every research phase. It provides information on the available research data management infrastructure, practical solutions and where to find assistance.

New from the University Library: ‘Similarity check service’

The University Library launched a new service in their Research support portal: the Similarity Check Service. Whether you want to authenticate your own writing, that by your co-author, or by your PhD-student, the Similarity Check Service is the tool for you. The University Library’s Similarity Check Service can help all researchers to prevent sloppy referencing or plagiarism.


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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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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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