University Library

A collection with over 800,000 books, journals, illustrations, early works and manuscripts. The combination with a voluminous collection of e-books and e-journals provides a treasure of scholarly information.

University Library

The Tilburg University library is part of Library and IT Services. The library is open to everyone and provides a number of services.

Borrowing books

University of Tilburg Alumni members and Brabant Collection users can apply for a Tilburg University card at the LIS Service Desk. There is no charge for a subscription, but a 15 euro deposit for the card is required. Other external users are required to pay an annual subscription charge. For details and ID requirements, see the university card page. More information on borrowing, extending and reserving can be found here.

Searching the catalogues and information databases

The catalogues and information sources contain over 800.000 books, journals and other publications in paper and digital form. Not all databases are accessible for external users. A list of all databases, can be found on the databases page (under "All databases A to Z"). On this page you can search after logging in via the button Click to access as external borrower. The following icon indicates which databases have open access:


In the library there are reference PCs on each floor. These require no log-in and can be used by everyone. The Tilburg University website and the library catalogues and information databases can be accessed from these computers.

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