Study areas

The University Library has over 850 study spaces spread over five floors in the Polak Building. But there is more. What is located where? Each floor explained:

1st floor: study spaces 

2nd floor: study area collection, study spaces

The study area collection consists of:

  • reference works such as encyclopaedias, dictionaries, biographical dictionaries and bibliographies
  • mandatory and recommended literature
  • readers and syllabi
  • law books and jurisprudence
  • statistical publications
  • European documentation

These publications are only for consulting. It is not possible to borrow them, but copying is allowed. Most publications in the UL collection may be borrowed, but are kept in a closed warehouse. These publications can be requested through sEURch.

The publications are arranged by subject. Number-based subject classifications are displayed on the bookcases. Consult the catalogue to find a specific publication quickly.

What is located where on the 2nd floor:

  • The printed general and subject-specific periodicals from the current year (2015) in the middle of the room.
  • Dictionaries (Room 2.04)
  • Philosophy (Room 2.04, classification: 01.00 - 08.00)
  • Philosophy, History, Art, Social Sciences (Sociology, Healthcare Management Policy) (Room 2.07, classification: 08.00 - 71.81)
  • Social Sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Pedagogy), Economics, Business Administration (Room 2.09, classification:) 73.00 - 85.83)
  • Law (Room 2.14, classification: 86.00 - 86.12)
  • Law (Room 2.18, classification: 86.13 - 86.32)
  • Law (Room 2.20, classification: 86.32 - 86.79)
  • Law, Public Administration, Political Science (Room 2.22, classification: 86.80 - 89.72)

3rd floor EDSC (office), Bloomberg Class, Datalab, study spaces

4th floor: information desk, study sections of the Social Sciences Faculty, project areas, study spaces

Do you have any questions about the collection or study facilities? The information desk is on this floor. The four project rooms for working on projects and presentations jointly are also located here. 

Also on this floor: the Social Sciences Faculty study sections: Sociology/Public administration, Psychology and Pedagogical and Educational Sciences. All required literature for the courses is arranged in multiple copies in these study sections. In principle the places to study in these study sections are reserved for students of the relevant study only.

5th floor: study spaces 

The study section of the Erasmus School of Law, specifically for bachelor students, is located in GB-35.