University Library house rules

The library offers more than 900 study spaces. The vast majority of these are meant for individuals to study alone in silence. The library is also a place to meet, where you can consult sources of information and find information on a wide range of subjects. In order to reconcile these two differing functions, we have drawn up house rules for the library:

  • Please be considerate of your fellow library users;
  • Treat the library facilities and resources with respect;
  • Food and drink are permitted, but hot meals should be consumed at other campus locations;
  • The East study areas -1, 0 and +1 are silence zones;
  • Telephone calls are permitted in the West study areas -1, 0, and +1, as well as in the stairwells;
  • Library study spaces may not be reserved for yourself or others;
  • Smoking (including electronic cigarettes) is not permitted in the University Library;
  • Animals are not permitted in the library, with the exception of guide dogs and assistance dogs;
  • Please do not leave your valuables unattended. The library cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to personal belongings;
  • In the event of an evacuation, you are required to leave the building immediately and comply with the instructions of emergency service providers and evacuation officers;
  • Access to library facilities and/or the library building may be denied in cases of damage, theft, misconduct or abuse of our facilities.