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.

Please note:

  • If you want to be eligible for a library card, you must have a permanent place of residence in the Netherlands.
  • Apply for a library card, pick up your library card or renew your membership at the circulation desk on working days from 9:00 to 17:00. 

EUR Student
EUR Staff
EUR Guest
EUR Alumnus
Erasmus MC Staff
Student / Staff of another university
Student / Staff of Rotterdam University
Private individual
Loss or theft

EUR Student

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

EUR Staff

You can apply for a free library card at the circulation desk in the V Building on presentation of a valid ID. 

EUR Guest

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 circulation desk in the V Building on presentation of a valid ID.

EUR Alumnus

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 UL 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 circulation desk in the V building on presentation of a valid ID.

Erasmus MC Staff

Contact the Medical Library at Hoboken. 

Students / Staff of another university

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 Heerlen - 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 circulation desk in the V Building and bring the following:

  • Valid ID
  • Recent proof of address (e.g. a bank statement with your address information)
  • 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).

Students / Staff of Rotterdam University

Students and employees of Rotterdam University (HR) can apply for a library card at the circulation desk in the V Building. This card costs € 15,00 and is valid for one year. 

Bring the following:

  • Valid ID
  • Recent proof of address (e.g. a bank statement with your address information)
  • 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).

Private individual

As a private individual, you can apply for a library card at the circulation desk in the V Building. The library card costs € 30,00 and is valid for one year.

Bring the following:

  • Valid ID
  • Recent proof of address (e.g. a bank statement with your address information)

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 circulation desk in the V Building. More information

Loss or theft

Directly report loss or theft of your library or student card at the circulation desk in the V Building 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.