Friends of the collection

The Maastricht University Library holds a number of exceptional book collections, often hundreds of years old. Its Jesuit Collection contains over 250.000 books on philosophy, history, medicine, art, theology, literature, law, and social sciences. Several collections are specifically Limburg in orientation, such as the personal library of poet and artist Pierre Kemp and the documentation collection by painter Charles Eyck.

A word from our friends
‘It’s great that UM is committed to preserving Maastricht’s history!’

‘This beautiful piece of Maastricht’s cultural heritage must be preserved for the city of Maastricht.’

As a friend, you can count on exclusive invitations to exhibitions and lectures by making a regular donation. Help preserve these collections.
Become a friend today for only €50,- a year!

Single donations

Are you interested in helping us ensure these special collections remain accessible to you and to others? You can support several interesting projects. Our sponsors have made it possible to restore unique books and make various journal issues digitally searchable.

You can transfer your donation to: Stichting Universiteitsfonds Limburg/SWOL, naming “Academic Heritage” in the description.

Stichting Universiteitsfonds Limburg/SWOL Maastricht
IBAN: NL21 INGB 0653 6632 42


Adopt a book

Adopt a book and play a part in the conservation of our unique, cultural heritage.

Purchase a Special Collections card set

In addition to making a donation you can also support our projects by purchasing a Special Collections card set.


Collections from the past that are of significant value to society, education and research now and in the future. Pass this academic heritage on to the next generation by becoming a Friend of the Maastricht Academic Heritage Fund.

In 2019 Maastricht University Library and the University Fund Limburg launched a crowdfunding campaign to acquire Jean Guyot’s Minervalia (1554), the oldest comedy printed in Maastricht. Numerous large and small donations have helped reach the targeted amount of €12.500,-. The motto “culture from Maastricht belongs in Maastricht” convinced many to contribute.

Please support us by donating to the University Fund Limburg.