Request and borrow

The University Library collection is distributed over several locations, including the University Library (UL) and Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet (RLK) on Woudestein campus and the library of the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague.

Borrow or consult

  • You can borrow books with an EUR (digital) student card or library card
  • The loan period of books is four weeks (except for some ISS Library materials*).
  • You may take and consult books from the shelves in the study areas or borrow these through the self-checkout machine.
  • It is possible to consult and borrow books if you are not staff or a student at the EUR. Read the overview of possibilities.
  • Consult sEURch to find the location of a certain publication.
  • Publications are ordered by subject in the study areas of the University Library. These are located in East 0 en East +1.
  • Publications are ordered by call number in the study areas of the ISS Library.

Request and collect

A large part of the collection is in the closed stacks. Request these books through sEURch. Read what to do here. You can make a reservation if the book has already been lent.

If you chose University Library – Self Service UB-RLK as your pick-up location in sEURch, your book will be available on the pick-up shelf near the self-checkout machine of the University Library in West 0. If you chose ISS The Hague – Self Service ISS as your pick-up location in sEURch, your book will be available on the pick-up carousel near the Library Services Desk.

  • You will receive and email when your book is available for collection.
  • Take the book from the pick-up shelf/carousel and check it out yourself with your (digital) student card or library card.    .
  • Requested books remain on the shelves for seven days.
  • Check the opening times before collecting your books.
  • It is only possible to have University Library books delivered by PostNL or internal post for € 2.75. Use the online form to ask for details.

Delivery times:

  • Books requested before 09:00 will be ready by 12:00 at the latest;
  • Books requested before 14:00 will be ready by 17:00 at the latest;
  • Books requested before 10 a.m. on weekends and public holidays will be ready for you by 1 p.m. on the same day.

The amount of books you can borrow per borrower type and library is:

EUR Student / Staff505050
Erasmus MC Staff505050
EUR Alumnus505010
EUR Guest505050
Students / Staff of Rotterdam University and The Hague University505050
Students / Staff of another Dutch university505050
Private individual Member505010
Private individual Member plus505020

Borrowing from other EUR-libraries

Do you want to consult or borrow publications from the Sanders Law Library or the Erasmus University College? Find these through sEURch. You can find the loan conditions on the websites of the libraries in question.

Viewing special collections

Read more about viewing publications from the special collections of the University Library.

Borrowing from another library

If our library does not have a book or journal article, you may borrow it from another library through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Read more.

* View the loan periods of these materials on the ISS Library website

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