In recent years the library has extended the number of study spaces. At the same time the pressure on these study places is increasing. Therefore the university library needed to change the access policy as of 1 january 2019. During examination (XXL) weeks the Inner City Library and the Randwyck Library are only accessible to UM students, UM employees and our contract partners. Apart from these examination periods  the UB welcomes all visitors. For more information see “other visitors”, UM pensioners and UM alumni.

 

Access, library card and membership

As a member of the University library you need a UMcard  for:

  • Access to the library
  • Borrowing books
  • Requesting journals/books from the closed stacks
  • Printing and copying
  • Inter library loan services
  • Paying (UM cafeteria)
  • Accessing lockers (in the Inner City Library)

How to get a UMcard

Students UM and AVMU

UM students

Students UM  automatically receive a UMcard at the start of their study. You can immediately use your card to enter the library and make use of the facilities.

AVMU Students

Students of the University of Midwifery Education & Studies Maastricht (AVMU) automatically receive a UMcard at the start of their study. You need the card to enter the library. You can activate your card for library use at the information desk during full-service hours.

The information desk is located on the ground floor of the Inner City Library  and at level 1 in the Randwyck Library 

Need a new UMcard?

Have you lost your UMcard, or is it stolen or broken? Use this link to ask for a replacement: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/support/services-and-facilities/umcard

To prevent unauthorised use, report the loss of your UMcard to the information desk of the library as soon as possible. Your account will then be blocked.

Employees UM

Employees automatically receive a UMcard at the start of their employment.

You need your UMcard to enter the library. You need to activate and update your UMcard for library use.

Activate your account

For more information or help contact the information desk during full-service hours. The information desk is located on the ground floor of the Inner City Library and at level 1 in the Randwyck Library.

Need a new UMcard?

Have you lost your UMcard, or is it stolen or broken? Use this link to ask for a replacement: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/support/services-and-facilities/umcard

To prevent unauthorised use, report the loss of your UMcard to the information desk of the library as soon as possible. Your account will then be blocked.

Employees MUMC and AVMU

Employees automatically receive a MUMC/AVMU card at the start of their employment.

You need your card to enter the library.

Activate your MUMC/AVMU card for library use at the information desk in the library during full-service hours.

The information desk is located on the ground floor of the Inner City Library  and at level 1 in the Randwyck Library

Employees Open Universiteit

Researchers and supporting staff of the Open Universiteit can use this webform to apply for a UMcard. You need your card to enter the library.

Within two weeks the UMcard will be sent to your work address.

Students Open Universiteit

Type of membership:

  • 1-year membership
  • No costs
  • For private purposes only 
  • Please keep in mind most electronic sources require a physical presence in the library and cannot be accessed off campus

How to get a UMcard?

You can apply for a UMcard at the information desk during full-service hours.

The information desk is located on the ground floor of the Inner City Library and at level 1 in the Randwyck Library.

Information on payment in the library

What do you need to do?

  • Show a valid identity card
  • Show a valid student ID.

 How long is your library card valid?

  • 1 year from the date of registration
  • Your membership stops automatically
  • Each year you can apply for a new membership at the information desk during full-service hours.

 

UM Alumni

Apply for a UMcard at the information desk during full-service hours.

Costs €36.50 a year.
Information on payment in the library

More information about services and membership

Please keep in mind most electronic information resources require a physical presence in the library and cannot be accessed from outside the campus.

The information desk is located on the ground floor of the Inner City Library and at level 1 in the Randwyck Library

During exam (XXL) weeks access to the library is not possible. Please also check our regular opening hours and locations.

What do you need to do?

  • Show a valid identity card.
  • You have to be registered as a UM-alumnus.

How long is your library card valid?

  • 1 year from the date of registration.
  • Your membership stops automatically.
  • Each year you can apply for a new membership at the information desk during full-service hours.
UM Pensioners

Type of membership:

  • 1-year membership
  • No costs
  • Use the library for private purposes only
  • Please keep in mind most electronic sources require a physical presence in the library and cannot be accessed off campus
  • During exam (XXL) weeks access to the library is not possible. Please also check our regular opening hours and locations.

 

How to get a UMcard?

You can apply for a UMcard at the information desk during full-service hours.

The information desk is located on the ground floor of the Inner City Library and at level 1 in the Randwyck Library.

Information on payment in the library

What do you need to do?

  • Show a valid identity card
  • You need to be a member of SenUM.

 How long is your library card valid?

  • 1 year from the date of registration
  • Your membership stops automatically
  • Each year you can apply for a new membership at the information desk during full-service hours.
Other visitors
Library visitor card
  • Costs €10.00 a day
  • You need to make an appointment to visit the library
  • There is a limited amount of visitor cards a day available
  • Visiting is possible during opening hours of the information desk
  • Access to the library is only possible with a visitors card
  • Use the public workstations to access the catalogue, databases, e-journals and e-books
  • Books are for reference only and cannot be borrowed
  • You can use the visitor card to print, to request items from the closed stacks and to go to the UM cafeteria
  • You will have a workplace near the information desk
  • Please keep in mind most electronic sources require a physical presence in the library and cannot be accessed off campus
  • During exam (XXL) weeks access to the library is not possible. Please also check our regular opening hours and locations.

 

How to get a visitor card?

You can apply for a visitor card at the information desk during full-service hours.

The information desk is located on the ground floor of the Inner City Library and at level 1 in the Randwyck Library.
Information on payment in the library

What do you need to do?

  • Make an appointment through Ask your librarian
  • You will receive a confirmation mail between 8.30 – 17.00 on a workday (Monday-Friday)
  • Show a valid identity card.

How long is your visitor card valid?

  • 1 day.

 

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Contact & Support

For questions or information, use the web form to contact a library specialist.

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