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 card or renew your membership at the information desk in the University Library 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 information desk in the library 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 information desk in the library 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 information desk in the library 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 information desk in the B 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 information desk in the library. 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 information desk in the library. 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 information desk in the library. More information

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.