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Welcome

Welcome to new students

As a new student at Maastricht University you are cordially invited to the University Library.

The library is not just a well-equipped study environment but also an attractive meeting place for students. As a student, you will have access to the library buildings as well as to the Online Library, where all our electronic journals, books and databases are stored.  

Getting started

Getting started

Experience the University Library with a selection of video tours.

Getting Started

View the video about the Randwyck Library

Library locations

Library Locations

Find your way to and around the library locations.

Library Locations

There are two excellently equipped library locations: The Inner City Library and the Randwyck Library. 

In three other UM locations we offer learning spaces: the Bonnefanten, Tapijn and University Sports Centre (USC) Learning Spaces. The principle is BYOD (Bring Your Own Device): they are suited to study with your own device, such as laptops/tablets and books. 

All library locations have great opening hours. In the run up to the exams XXL opening hours are in place. 

You are free to use all our locations. Sometimes  you will need your UM card to access a building (USC and Tapijn) and, during XXL opening hours, you need to use it to access both the Inner City and Randwyck Library.

 

Visit the Opening hours & Locations page  

 

 

SDA

Student Desktop Anywhere

Access to all student desktop facilities 24/7

Student Desktop Anywhere

Whether you’re at one of the learning spaces, at home or doing an internship abroad, Student Desktop Anywhere (SDA)  provides you with access to all student desktop facilities on the campus, such as the Online Library.

 

Student Desktop Anywhere information and instructions 

  

Library+ Student

Library+ Student

The Online Library homepage for students

Library+ Student

The Online Library is the one-stop shop for all your library-related online activities. 

Especially for students we provide the Library+ Student homepage, a tailored version of the general Online Library homepage.

Here you

  • have access to the Maastricht University collections (all library supported search engines and provided databases, journals, e-books, publications and more)
  • find out what you need to know when using the library (opening hours, library facilities, products and services)
  • have access to our Skills & Support section where you find manuals, tutorials and workshops you can follow.

And, of course, you can contact the library students & specialists here for personal assistance.

 

Visit the Library Student homepage 

   

 

Study facilities

Study facilities

A brief description of the facilities for new library users

Study facilities

Choose a study place best suited to your needs

The University Library offers a variety of study places. Sometimes you are looking for a quiet place to study, and other times you would want to hold meetings or discussions and use the available multimedia facilities and electronic whiteboards for group assignments.

The library has over 2,500 study places available in seven separate locations. The Inner City Library and Randwyck Library (incl. the Randwyck Computer Facilities) are equipped with modern ICT facilies. At LINK in Randwyck and the Bonnefanten, Tapijn and University Sports Centre (USC) Learning Spaces you work with your own device (laptop or tablet). 

More about our study facilities

Using the library – Library Services

Using the library

Our services and support for students

Using the Library

Looking for information on a specific topic but don’t know where to start? Having trouble finding a particular publication? Wondering which database has the specific statistics you need?

Ask away: our library staff and library students are happy to help.

More about using the library

 

Masters

Master students

Specials for master students

Masters

Besides basic information, to be found on these webpages for new students the next services may be of interest to you:

Specials for master students overview

Language Centre

Language Centre

Language courses and support

Languages

Good to know!

The Language Centre of Maastricht University provides professional support in using foreign languages. Tailor-made courses, customised to your needs, are certainly a possibility.

The wide range of language courses is focused on your study, internship – or later, your future job – abroad. You will also learn adequate communication and presentation skills in the language of your choice, and obtain insight into the cultural differences.

Overview of the Language Centre services

 

Contact

Contact & Library info 

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News

 

Library+ Student related news & events

PubMed

Tutorial on searching PubMed available

The PubMed tutorial shows you the basics of the most used features of the PubMed database (on biomedicine, health and life sciences).
Keep reading

XXL opening hours from 18 March – 5 April

Because of the upcoming exam period (3) the library offers you XXL opening hours from Saturday 18 March until Wednesday 5 April in three locations. Here is an overview.
Keep reading

Spoken Word Maastricht 2017: The Future?!

Do you feel like listening and experience a dazzling night of spoken wonders (inspired by the Special Collection of the Maastricht University)? Join us! You are welcome on 7 April from 23.00 at the Dominican Church.
Keep reading

Update on the construction work in UNS.50

The construction work in the UM building at Universiteitssingel 50 is in its final phase. From Monday 6 March until 31 March minor construction work will actually take place at level 3 in the Randwyck Library.
Keep reading

Most recent book tops your search results

One of your long-cherished LibSearch wishes has been realised. From now on the order of your search results changed to the better.
Keep reading

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