Library services during Corona

On this page you will find information about the services provided by the University Library due to the current Corona measures.

Opening hours:
The opening hours of the various library locations may change due to circumstances. Check our current opening hours.

Access:
The University Library, ISS Library, Sanders and Polak (4th and 5th floor) Buildings only are accessible to EUR students and staff who have reserved a study space in advance and to visitors who wish to return or collect books. You can request books beforehand via sEURch
At this moment, it is not possible to visit the University Library or the ISS Library to print, copy or scan.

Opening hours other buildings on Woudestein campus (via MyEUR)

Studying in the Library is possible. At this moment we have 400 study spaces available, for which you have to register in advance with your ERNA account. 

Useful to know before you reserve a study space:

  • You can study from Monday to Friday between 9.00 and 22.00 hrs;
  • On Saturdays and Sundays this is between 9.00 and 17.00 hrs;
  • You are flexible in the start and end time of your reservation;
  • You can choose a study space yourself;
  • Multiple reservations per day are possible. For example before and after a lecture;
  • The minimum study time per reservation is 30 minutes and there is a maximum of 8 hours per reservation;
  • You get 50 hours of Library study time per week. The week starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday;
  • You can now book up to 7 days in advance;
  • Check our current opening hours.

How to reserve your study space in the University Library:

  • Reserve your study space online with your ERNA-id
  • It is possible to choose a specific study area;
  • Select a study space with or without a PC;
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to submit your reservation;
  • You will receive a confirmation via email.

In the Library - check in and check out:

  • Upon entering you will be asked for the confirmation email and your student card;
  • After the staff member has checked your reservation, you can proceed to your study spot;
  • At your study place you scan the QR code on the table to check in and confirm your reservation with the 3-digit code from your confirmation email;
  • Check in within the first 30 minutes of your study session otherwise your reservation will automatically expire. Someone else can then reserve the study space again;
  • Always check out when you have finished studying. Any remaining time from your reservation will then be added to your Library study time.

Safe studying:
In order to keep all of us healthy and safe we have laid out some rules in order to have as little traffic in the Library as possible. And keep the following in mind:

  • Wear a face mask when moving around in the Library;
  • Stay home if you have symptoms of a cold or the flu;
  • Cancel your reservation before your shift begins if you’re unable to attend.

Both the entrance and the exit are at the Institutenlaan (at street level). When you enter the University Library, we ask for your reservation and your student card.
Please note, no reservation = no access to the University Library.

Studying in other buildings on Woudestein campus
Reserve a study space in another building (Polak and Sanders Building) on Woudestein campus

More information
Do you have questions or need support? Contact us via mail or call 010-4081198.

The Library is open on work days and on Saturday and Sunday for collecting and returning your books. Check our current opening hours. This service is available to anyone with an EUR student card or a valid library card. We love to welcome you to the Library but keep the following in mind:

  • Wear a face mask when moving around in the Library;
  • Stay home if you have symptoms of a cold or the flu.

Collecting and returning books: 

  • Requesting books can be done as usual via sEURch;
  • Request a book before 9:00 hrs and it will be ready for pick up the same or next work day;
  • Only come to the library after you have received notice that your book is ready for pick up;
  • Both the entrance and the exit are at the Institutenlaan (at street level);
  • You can collect and borrow your book on work days and on Saturday and Sunday. Requested books remain on the shelves for seven work days;
  • Books can only be borrowed with your library or student card; without your card borrowing books is not possible.

How it works:

  • After entering the University Library you indicate whether you want to collect and/or return books;
  • The library staff member will ask a few questions about your health;
  • You follow the special routing;
  • You can return and collect books at the self-return unit and self-checkout machine next to the information desk;
  • You can also return books immediately upon entering;
  • You leave the building via the red exit route.

Services voor visitors
Due to the Corona measures visitors can not obtain a service card to request and view publications, browse the digital collection and make prints, scans and photocopies. Our apologies for this.

More information
Do you have questions or need support? Contact us via mail or call 010-4081198.

Digital resources
With our digital resources, e-modules and online services, we ensure that you can study or work from home as optimally as possible. These services are only available to EUR students and staff.

Through sEURch, the Databases A-Z or Guides by discipline you can easily access online articles, journals, and books from your home. All you need is your ERNA account to login when requested.
You can also install the Lean Library browser extension which will automatically check if the sources that you are searching for on the Internet are available via the Library. More information on off-campus access.

Physical collection
Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to consult the print book collection (including required literature) in the Library's study areas. However, you can request these books in advance via sEURch and collect them. Read more about this under “Borrowing, collecting and returning books”.

Special library collections
Consulting publications from our special collections in closed stacks (History Didactics Collection, Jan Tinbergen Collection and books published before 1850) is currently only possible on request. Submit your request via the online form and you will receive a response from us as soon as possible. If you already have a student card, library card or reader pass, you can request publications from the History Didactics Collection yourself via our search engine, sEURch

Study Sections in Polak and Sanders Buildings
You can not consult required literature at the Study Sections of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (Sociology/Public administration, Psychology and Pedagogical and Educational Sciences) in the Polak Building.

Due to the closure of the Polak Building, there is currently no physical access to the literature in the study sections of ESSB. This will last at least until September 26th. We already have a copy of many books in the University Library and we offer you the possibility to copy or scan from them. Read how this works.

The required literature of the Study Section of Erasmus School of Law in the Sanders Building can be consulted. Check the current opening hours of these buidings.

Borrowing from other libraries
It is possible to borrow books from another library via interlibrary loan (ILL).

Services voor visitors
Due to the Corona measures visitors can not obtain a service card to request and view publications, browse the digital collection and make prints, scans and photocopies. Our apologies for this.

Due to the corona measures and the closure op the Polak Building, the financial workshops and individual support sessions are offered online only. It is also not possible to book a seat in the Bloomberg/Eikon class or a computer with Morningstar at this moment.

More information
Any questions? Check the EDSC website or mail EDSC.

The online Informations Skills modules of the Library help you how to search, find, evaluate and manage scholarly literature and data. These modules cover specific topics/issues that you come across when searching and handling online information for your assignments or thesis.

Learn all about how to sift through the online information overload and find the information you need. Or how to evaluate your search results and how to check them on scholarly quality.

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