University Library opens after radical refurbishment

On Monday, 29 May 2017, Erasmus University Library is reopening its doors on campus Woudestein after a radical eighteen-month renovation.

The new library, a design by architect Defesche Van den Putte, is ready for the future. The building is lighter, easier to navigate and reflects the current and future ways of studying and working. The University Library has 900 modern, well-equipped workplaces and a new entrance on Institutenlaan. In the refurbished building, the focus is on meeting, information and silent study.

Director Matthijs van Otegem is delighted about the opening: “As an organisation, we’ve been looking forward to this for a very long time. It’s wonderful to be under one roof again with students and staff after the transition period. This new look totally reflects what we as DE content manager are: open, transparent and accessible. We help create and distribute knowledge. This new library is a brilliant stimulus for this.”

On Monday, 29 May, users will receive an extra warm welcome on the first day of use. The University Library will be opened in festive style on Thursday afternoon of 29 June.