University Library

Borrow a DIY videokit for your smartphone from the library

You can borrow a DIY videokit for your smartphone via Ask your Librarian.

The kit consists of:

  • mini-tripod/selfie stick
  • shoulder pod (see picture)
  • external microphone including a ‘dead cat’ (to reduce noise) and connection cable
  • a light
  • a dual USB charger

For more information, see here.

Inner City Library cautiously opens doors again

On Monday 25 May, the Inner City Library cautiously opened its doors again.

We would like to offer an opportunity to visit the library to as many people from the UM community as possible. Therefore we will be working with three timeslots of 2.5 hours each day and can only give you one timeslot a day. You can reserve a spot here.


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Temporary access to Politics Trove

Via the UM Library website, Oxford University Press offers free access to 35 titles of Politics Trove until 30 June 2020. Connect to the UM network to access the database.

Discover a great learning resource for those studying politics and international relations. Sub-collections include Human Rights & Politics, International Relations, and Security Studies.

Trial: database MLA

Since 20 April, FASoS has access to the database ‘MLA International Bibliography with Full Text’ for a trial period of 4 weeks. To access the database you first need to connect to the UM network.

We invite you to take a look at the database and inform us about your experiences via this form before Monday 18 May.


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New database for FASoS: SAGE Research Methods Foundations

After a successful trial, the FASoS Library committee decided to subscribe to the database SAGE Research Methods foundations.

You can access the database here.

Do not forget to connect to the UM network first!


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UM Library services and support during COVID-19

If you have questions on library services and support, please contact us via Ask your Librarian.

UM Library FAQ on COVID-19 effects

Due to the coronavirus all UM Library locations are closed. Where possible, services that needed physical access to the library will be offered online. Read our FAQs with information on specific library services and support.


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Trial: Age of Exploration database

As of 1 April, FASoS can access the Age of Exploration database for a trial period of 12 weeks. The trial ends on 25 June.

Connect to the UM network (see tips below) and access the database here. For more information, see here.

PDF download options are not available during the trial.

We invite you to take a look at the database and inform us about your experiences via this form.


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UM library FAQ and free resources

Due to the coronavirus, all UM Library locations are closed. Where possible, services that needed physical access to the library, will be offered online.

If you have any questions, please read the FAQ. Other issues are welcome at Ask your Librarian.


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All library locations closed

Due to the coronavirus, all library locations have been closed on Monday 16 March to students, researchers, lecturers and UM/MUMC+ staff. Library services will be offered online.

Ask your Librarian

Staff who run into problems with their research or education may request offline services, where possible, via Ask your Librarian. This is also the place for students to turn to with questions.


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Extra opening hours university library

During January and February the University Library offers extra opening hours.

Inner City Library

  • Saturday 8 February: 08.30 – 22.00

Randwyck Library

  • Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January: 08.30 – 18.00
  • Saturday 8 February: 08.30 – 18.00

For a complete overview, see here.

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