Bookable study places

The Inner City Library has about 400 bookable study places.  A reservation is needed if you want to study at these places. The rest is free to use without a reservation.

The Randwyck Library has about 120 bookable study places. These include call booths for online meetings. The rest of the study places, including the collaboration spaces are free to use without a reservation.

At the Learning Spaces in Paul-Henri Spaak, UM Sports, Tapijn and Tapijn Loods V you can study without a reservation.

Book your study place in the Inner City or Randwyck Library

Group rooms

If you want to work in a group, you can reserve a room at Tapijn Loods V learning spaces. There is room for either 4 or 10 persons. Faculties also offer bookable group rooms. The rules below do not apply to reserving group rooms.

Rules and regulations


Before your visit

  • You can book a maximum of 40 hours per week (Sun-Sat).
  • There is a maximum of 5 hours per booking.
  • You can make a booking online up to 4 days in advance.
  • Can’t make it? Cancel your booking on time. The number of hours will be refunded to your weekly hour credit. In case you do not show up for your reserved visit more than two times, the library will reserve the right to temporarily revoke your reservation privileges.

During your visit 

  • Bring your UMcard to access the library.
  • Check in by scanning the QR code on the desk and enter the confirmation code from your confirmation email.
  • Check in within 30 minutes, otherwise your reservation expires.
  • If you decide to leave early, don’t forget to check out. Unused time will be refunded.
  • If you have any questions, please go to the library staff.

To cancel your booking

  • Use the cancellation link in your confirmation email to cancel your booking.
  • If you no longer have the confirmation email, contact Ask Your Librarian for help to cancel your reservation.