Library card

You can borrow books with a valid EUR student card or library card. Find out if you are entitled to a free library card and how you can apply for one in the summary below.

  • The EUR student card is also your library card. The borrower details are:

    • Number: ERNA user name  123456ab@eur.nl
    • Password: ERNA password.
  • You can apply for a free library card at the information desk in the library on presentation of a valid ID. 

    • Number: ERNA user name  123245abc@eur.nl
    • Password: ERNA password.
  • If you are an employee at Erasmus MC you can borrow books from the library free of charge. To do this, first create an account in sEURch, the library’s search system. Read how to do this on the Medical Library website.

    Then apply for a library card at the information desk in the Library Building and bring a valid ID.

  • You can apply for a library card at the Alumni Office. The library card costs € 15.00 and is valid for one year. Based on personal information provided by the Alumni Office, the library makes a library card for you and notifies you via e-mail when your card is ready. After payment (through iDEAL), you can collect your card at the information desk in the library on presentation of a valid ID.

  • Your university contact person will apply for your free library card and will send the following information (of you as a guest) to the library through the online form:

    • Surname and initials;
    • Faculty;
    • Department or capacity group;
    • Room number;
    • Telephone number;
    • Period of guest stay or temporary guest employment at EUR.

    You will be notified by e-mail when your library card is ready. You can collect the library card at the information desk in the library on presentation of a valid ID.

  • Students and employees of Rotterdam University (HR) can apply for a library card at the information desk in the library or via the web form. This card costs € 15,00 and is valid for one year. 

    Bring the following:

    • Valid ID;
    • Only for students: valid student card / proof of enrolment;
    • Only for employees: proof of employment at the HR (e.g. a recent bank slip showing your address information and confirms that you are employed at the HR).
  • If you are a student or employee from one of the below mentioned universities, you can borrow books from the library free of charge:

    Open University Netherlands - University of Amsterdam - Delft University of Technology - University of Groningen - University of Leiden - University of Utrecht - Tilburg University - Radboud University Nijmegen - Maastricht University - Eindhoven University of Technology - University of Twente - VU University Amsterdam - Wageningen University.

    Apply for a card at the information desk in the Library Building or via the web form.

    • Valid ID;
    • Only for students: valid student card / proof of enrolment;
    • Only for employees: proof of employment at another university (e.g. a recent salary slip that shows your address information and confirms that you are employed at this university).
  • As a private individual, you can apply for a library card at the information desk in the library or via the web form.

    With a Library card (€ 35.00) you can borrow 10 books from the University Library, 10 books from the Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet and 10 books from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS).
    With special activities of the Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet you will receive a discount/admission for one person.

    With a Library Plus card (€ 40.00) you can borrow 15 books from the University Library, 15 books from the Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet and 15 books from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS).
    With special activities of the Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet you will receive a discount/entrance for two people.

    A library card is valid for one year. You can collect the card at the information desk in the library on presentation of a valid ID.

    Do you only want to view publications: you can do so with a service card. This card is free of charge and can be collected at the information desk in the library. More information

Please note:

  • Apply for a library card, pick up your card or renew your membership at the information desk in the University Library on working days from 9.00 to 17.00. 

Loss or theft

Directly report loss or theft of your library or student card at the information desk in the library or through the online form. Until this is reported, you as a borrower will be responsible for all publications borrowed with the student card or library card. Replacing your library card costs € 2,50. Apply at the Erasmus Student Service Centre for the replacement of your student card.