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Using the library

Using the library



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Access to other libraries in Limburg

Free membership and borrowing from other libraries in Limburg

Access, library card and membership

You need a UMcard to access the library, borrow books and make use of inter library loan services. This card is also used for printing and copying.

Ask Your Librarian Ask your librarian

Library support service for all your questions, suggestions and remarks.

Borrowing from the library

How to borrow books, journals and other items from the library

BrowZine BrowZine – browse, read & monitor scholarly journals on your tablet

BrowZine provides access to licensed scholarly journals on your tablet device. You can create a personal bookshelf of favourite journals and save articles to read later.

library collections Collections

Library collections

Computer facilities in the library Computer facilities in the library

You can make use of the computer facilities in the library or bring you own devices. There are multi function printers at your disposal.

Copying in the library

You can find multi-function printers in all library locations.

Copyright Info Point Copyright Information Point

The Maastricht University Library compiled the Copyright Information Point to inform and advice UM students, teachers and researchers about copyright issues.

datamanagement Data Management Helpdesk

A team of experts from various UM service units to support the process of good data management at Maastricht University

Data Management Data management: an introduction to research data management

How do you ensure that your data remain accessible and usable in the future, for yourself and others? Since a great deal is invested in obtaining valuable research data, good data management is important. But what does that involve?

Data Search Support

Data Search Support: database manuals, workshops and support for Maastricht University students and researchers.

databases Databases

Subject specific databases for a comprehensive literature search

DataverseNL DataverseNL – DataverseUM

Register, store and share your research data

e-books E-books


e-learning E-learning support

Since the University Library hosts the electronic learning environment, we feel it as our duty to support teachers in getting acquainted with and making use of tools to facilitate e-teaching and e-learning.

EleUM - Maastricht University - UM EleUM Support

EleUM Support


EndNote is a software programme that helps you collect and keep track of your references, and easily insert them into your research documents as in-text citations, footnotes or a bibliography in any of a large number of citation styles.

EndNote (remote sessions) for external PhDs

Next to the face-to-face workshops for internal researchers the library offers remote live Q&A sessions for external researchers as well. Do you want to know more about EndNote’s advanced features, or tackle specific problems, these remote sessions are meant for you.

EndNote advanced workshop

This training helps you to get the most out of EndNote and make your research easier. There is plenty of time to deal with individual questions and/or problems on using EndNote as a research tool. The workshop makes use of EndNote, but other collaborative tools like Mendeley will also be discussed.

EndNote introductory workshop / hands-on training

This training gives you a basic understanding about how to use EndNote.

Explore the renewed DataverseNL

DataverseNL is a shared service and an online solution to preserve, explore, cite and share research data. It enables researchers to register, store and share research. In this workshop you will be guided through the options of having a dataverse in DataverseNL as a ‘personal’ container for your research data.

Facilities for the disabled

The Inner City Library, the Randwyck Library, the Bonnefanten Learning Spaces and the University Sports Centre Learning Spaces are easily accessible for people with disabilities. You can reach almost all parts of the buildings using a lift. All buildings also have a disabled toilet.

Finding information for your research (remote sessions) for external PhDs

Next to the face-to-face workshops for internal researchers the library offers remote live Q&A sessions on finding information for your research for external researchers as well.

Increase your research impact

Strategies to increase the likelihood of an article being cited, discussed or otherwise mentioned in scientific and relevant societal groups.

Measuring research impact Increasing and measuring your research impact [course]

This course offers researchers the opportunity to learn strategies that aim at increasing the likelihood of an article being cited, discussed or otherwise mentioned in scientific and relevant societal groups. Besides this, some tools to measure research impact will be discussed.

Information skills & Support

Information skills & Support

Inter Library Loan

Books or periodicals that are not available in the collection of the Maastricht University Library can be requested from other Dutch libraries using the inter library loan service (ILL).

Peer Point Introduction to literature searching and writing

Peer Point provides free research assistance to students studying at Maastricht University. Peer Point is staffed by students trained at responding critically and constructively to the work of their peers. Our mission is to help you improve your research skills and this workshop is a first step at doing so.

Language courses Language courses

The Language Centre offers a wide range of language and culture courses (Link opens in the Langue Centre website)

Learning-and-Resources Learning and resource centre collections

All materials related to your course.

Library regulations and house rules

Overview of the library regulations and house rules.

Library+ Researcher portal

Library+ Researcher portal

Library+ Student portal

Library+ Student portal

Library+ Teacher portal

Library+ Teacher portal


LibSearch and library catalogue

LINK Learning Spaces (Randwyck Library)

Link is an informal study environment, where you can study using the computers or your own devices. You can also buy coffee and sandwiches in the FFWD >> coffee corner.

Literature support services for researchers

Need any help in your preparation of search strategies for structured, systematic literature review or searches in databases?

Looking smart! Implementing smart glasses in the classroom

Last year the University Library, together with the Faculty of Law (FL), experimented with smart glasses. Now it is your chance to “see education through different eyes”.

manuals-screens Manuals Library computer facilities

Manuals for Inner City Library computer facilities

Metis & UM Publications support

The portal provides support on and information about the UM Current Research Information System (CRIS) and the publications portal. Via the portal Metis users can access the three different modules.


The computers in both library locations have all the hardware and software you need to be able to use images and sound.

Open Access logo Open Access

Open Access (OA) means unrestricted online access to your writings. The following guide explains how you may promote OA.

Open Education

Open Education

ORCiD logo ORCiD

Establishing your researcher identity with ORCiD

Ordering literature

UM staff and students can make suggestions for ordering books for the library collection. UM teachers can order titels for the Learning and Resource Centre or change references in Reference List.

Payment in the library

At both library locations, you can pay at the information desk, using your bank card only. You can also charge your UMcard at the charging stations in the libraries.

Peer Point Peer Point

Peer Point provides free assistance to students studying at Maastricht University and helps them to improve writing and research skills.

Printing in the library

You can find multi-function printers in all library locations.

Publish an e-journal Publish your own electronic journal

The University Library provides a comprehensive service for setting up, managing an e-journal and facilitates the different stages of the publishing process, from submitting, reviewing and editing to publishing manuscripts.

Pure & Research Publications Support

Pure & Research Publications Support

Qualtrics – Online survey tool

The Qualtrics Research Suite is a web-based survey tool which allows users to build, distribute, and analyse online surveys.

Computer facilities in the library Randwyck Computer Facilities

These facilities provide a variety of 260 computer workstations and laptop workplaces (where users may connect their own laptop computers).

Reference List

Course coordinators can store all literature related to a course on one place: Reference List. Every course coordinator has access to this University Library service in order to add the needed literature. Students can make use of it through EleUM.

Remote Access Remote access

Maastricht University students and staff members, as well as azM staff members have off-campus access to protected services and resources, like databases, e-journals and e-books of the UM Library.

Renew your loans

You can easily renew your loans yourself via LibSearch

Research data management

Research Data Management refers to the storage, access, and preservation of data produced from a given research project.

Computer facilities in the library Reserving rooms

Overview of the rooms that can be reserved by teachers and/or students

Scanning in the library

You can find multi-function printers in all library locations.

Scanning sources for research projects

Do you have documents you would like to use in your research? You could use our expertise in scanning, indexing and storing scientific and academic sources.

Software in the library

Students can use software provided by the library at all study places equipped with a computer in both University Library locations.

Staying up to date in your research area

When you are unfamiliar with automated alerts services this 1 hour lecture and demo will save you a lot of time and energy in staying up to date in your research area.

Storage capacity for students

All students of Maastricht University have a personal drive to their disposal: the I:drive

Student Desktop Anywhere – SDA

Student Desktop Anywhere provides Maastricht University students with access to all student desktop facilities.

Study places

The Learning and Resource Centres, aim to provide students with a wide selection of educational resources as well as study places for individual or group use.

Systematic literature and data searching (for reviews / research proposals)

In this two hour introductory workshop a demo will be given on how to develop a systematic search strategy – usable in multiple databases – and where to search for data.

teaching in the library Teaching in the University Library

Are you teaching in the University Library computer rooms in the upcoming period? In that case there are a number of things you need to take into consideration.

EleUM - Maastricht University - UM The Digital Learning Environment: a gateway to education

EleUM, Maastricht University’s electronic learning environment, offers a collection of information and tools for students as well as teaching and support staff.

Thesis skills – Data Retrieval (for masters SBE)

This course shows you how to start your data retrieval process. After selecting the right variables, industry or countries as well as time frame it is time to work with the databases.

Thesis Skills – EndNote introduction (for masters SBE)

EndNote is a tool which allows you to organize and keep track of your references, and easily insert them into your research documents as in-text citations, footnotes or a bibliography in any of a large number of citation styles.

Thesis Skills – Systematic Literature Search (for masters SBE)

Thesis Skills training on how to search for books and (online) journal(articles) in the fields of business and economics that are relevant for your thesis topic. The databases Business Source Premier (EBSCO), EconLit (EBSCO) and the Web of Science are included.

Thesis SupportAll

All about thesis writing

UM alumni, services and membership

Information on membership and services for UM alumni

UM Master Theses

Selected full text master theses from Maastricht University faculties

UM Publications UM Publications

Publications by UM scholars and affiliated institutes

teaching in the library VideUM

The UM website about video for education

Remote Access Virtual Private Network – VPN

Activate the UM VPN service and your device will communicate with the Internet via the Maastricht University. You can use your device as if you’re on campus.

Virtual Research Environment – VRE

   Research has become more and more interdisciplinary and goes beyond the boundaries of one’s institute.    A lot of supporting freeware tools are available to facilitate these developments in ways of communication and sharing information. Well k …

Web of Science (WoS) workshop / hands-on training

The Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database covering high quality research across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. This training helps you to get the most out of the Web of Science and make your research easier.

Westlaw workshop

This workshop will make you more familiar with Westlaw UK and WestlawNext and deals with the following topics: What’s Westlaw and what information can be found; What are the best ways to gain access to this information (i.e. how to efficiently find sources); How to use the Westlaw functionality (search fields, search history, print options).

What journal to publish in?

In this 1.5 hour workshop, criteria are discussed which influence an author’s journal choice, and some tools that could be of help. There is plenty of time to deal with individual questions and/or problems.

wifi WiFi: Wireless Network Maastricht University

A secured wireless network connection to the Maastricht University network and the internet. (Link opens in ICTS website)

Workshops and courses

Maastricht University Library offers all sorts of courses and workshops in the field of information skills.

Writing Studio Writing Studio

The main goal of the Writing Studio is to support students and help them reflect on their thinking, searching and writing process.


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