IT and study places

Study Places

Approximately 2500 study places will be created across the campus by the end of 2017. That number will continue to grow to 2800 places in 2018. In order to make studying as pleasant as possible, different kind of study places are availalable. There are study places with and without PC, studyplaces where you can word quietly and places equipped with two-screen workstations suitable for group work. Off course, there are also study places where you can study with your own laptop. Do you want to see the specifics per building? Please click on the name of a building in the summary below.

PC Availability Tool

Check the availability of study places with a PC in the PC Availability Tool. The PC Availability Tool displays the free study places in the following buildings: Dante, Goosens, Library, Montesquieu en Prisma.


Specifications Study Places per Building

Academia building
Type of study places Study places without PC at the galleries of the different floors.
Location & numbers Ground floor: 111 study places without PC (without power outlets).
Second floor: 30 study places without PC (without power outlets).
Fourth floor: 30 study places without PC (without power outlets)
Printer A52.
Opening hours* Monday to Friday 08:00- 18:30 hrs
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Cobbenhagen building
Type of study places Study places with and without PCs.
Silent study places in C 023 & C 044.
Location & numbers C 26 ('small foyer' near the glass corridor: 26 study places (without power outlets).
C 023 (basement): 84 silent study places without PC (with power outlets).
C 044 (basement): 18 study places with PC (with power outlets).
C 044 (basement): 12 study places without PC (with power outlets).
Opening hours* Monday to Friday 08:00- 18:30 hrs
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Dante building
Type of study places Individual study places with and without PC.
Group study places without PC (with power outlets).
Lounge places without PC.
Location & numbers Ground floor: 9 study places with PC (with power outlets).
Ground floor: 52 individual study places without PC (with power outlets).
Ground floor: 18 group study places without PC (with power outlets).
Ground floor: 12 lounge study places without PC (with power outlets).
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Opening hours* Monday to Friday 08:00- 18:30 hrs
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Goosens building
Type of study places Study places with and without PC (with power outlets).
Group study places with and without PC (with power outlets).
Details Study places with adjustable desk and notebook docking facilities.
Lockers available.
Location & numbers Goosens Learning Center (GLC) first floor: 30 study places without PC (with power outlets).
Goosens Learning Center (GLC) first floor: 45 (group) study places with PC.
Second floor: 28 group study places without PC (without power outlets). Note: you may be asked to make room for staff members when they need these workspaces.
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Opening hours* Monday to Friday 08:00 - 18:30 hrs.
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Library building
Type of study places (Group) study places with and without PC.
Details Silent study places on level 0 & 2.
Lockers available.
Location & numbers Ground floor: 96 silent study places without PC (with power outlets).
Ground floor: 6 silent study places with PC (with power outlets).
First floor: 54 group study places with PC and (two) display(s).
First floor: 232 individual study places with PC.
First floor: 18 individual study places without PC (with power outlets).
Second floor: 128 silent study places without PC (without power outlets).
Second floor: 202 silent study places with PC (without power outlets).
Reservation Use the Student dektop reservation system Library to make a reservation.
Early Bird study places: these PCs cannot be booked in advance. First come, first served applies. In the reservation system these places are indicated with the code 240xx.
Printers L 089 - L 181 - L 185 - L 281 - L 285.
Opening hours* Monday to Friday from 08:00 - 24:00 hrs.
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 24:00 hrs
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Montesquieu building: Montesquieu Learning Center (MLC)
Type of study places (Group) study places with and without PC, experiment rooms.
Details M21 & M23 are experiment rooms. You can sit here if the room is not booked.
Lockers with power oulets available.
Location & numbers Ground floor: 110 study places without PC (with power outlets).
Ground floor: 96 study places with PC (with power outlets).
Ground floor: 12 group study places without PC (with power outlets).
M 21: 20 study places with PC
M 23: 20 study places with PC
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Opening hours* Monday to Friday 08:00- 22:00 hrs.
Saturday & Sunday: 13:00 – 22:00 hrs.
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Prisma building
Type of study places Individual study places with and without PC, experiment rooms.
Details P18 & P19 are experiment rooms that can be used if they are not booked.
Location & numbers Ground floor: 28 study places with PC.
P18: 32 study places with PC.
P19: 32 study places with PC.
Printer P 051.
Opening hours* Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:30 hrs.
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Reitse Poort
Type of study places Individual study places without PC
Group study places in RP 14 - RP 17
Location & numbers Ground floor: 28 study places (with power outlets).
Ground floor: 4 group study places in seperate rooms.
Reserveration The group study places can be booked via Web Room Booking (WRB).
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Opening hours* Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 22:30 hrs.
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Reitse Toren
Type of study places Silent study places on the fourth floor.
Location & numbers Fourth floor: 32 silent study places without PC (with power outlets).
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Opening hours* Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 22:30 hrs.
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Warande building
Type of study places Individual study places without P.
Location & numbers First floor: 15 individual study places without PC (with power outlets).
Second floor: 15 individual study places without PC (with power outlets).
Opening hours* Monday to Friday 08:00- 18:30 hrs.
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Restaurant (Mensa)

Outside the busy lunch/dinner time you can also sit in the restaurant to study. There are workplaces without PC (and without power outlets). You can study here Monday to Friday from:

  • 08:00 - 11:30 hrs
  • 14:00 - 20:00 hrs
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Outside Study Places On-Campus

If the weather is nice, you can also study at the outdoor picnic table. These 'outdoor study places' are located near the following buildings: Cobbenhagen, Dante (from October 2017), Montesquieu, Simon, TIAS, Warande and the restaurant. The outdoor study places are equipped with a power outlet and some of them have a water tap.

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Off-campus Study Places

Utrecht

Students of the Tilburg School of Catholic Theology can also use the ICT and library facilities of the Utrecht University.

Public Library City Center Tilburg

The Bibliotheek Tilburg Centrum houses computers giving Tilburg University students access to their personal Tilburg University account. Check the webpage Studying in the City Center Public Library for more info.

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Rules student study places

To make studying on the campus as pleasant as possible for all, there are some rules.

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Software

You can check out the software on the PCs yourself by clicking on Start > All programs. Or you can contact IT Support.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Study Places

Reservations

  1. How to make a reservation for a student desktop?

    Go to reservation. You first indicate which day and which location you want to use a student desktop. The system then shows a period chart and map of the chosen location, indicating the available student desktops. In the period chart you indicate what times you want to work, after which the map shows all available desktops. A simple click on the desktop of your choice will do to finish the reservation.

    You can book a maximum of 10 periods per week. The evening, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon each count as one period. On workdays between 8:00 and 18:00 o'clock a period is 60 minutes. Reservations are possible four weeks ahead with a minimum of one day before use. The system shows how many units you have booked in a specific week at a single glance. The survey gives detailed information, in which you may also cancel reservations.

  2. Can I access the reservation system at home?

    Yes, go to reservation. You login in with your TiU credentials.
  3. Are there PCs that cannot be reserved?

    A number of PCs at the second level of the library is reserved for students who arrive early at the library. In the workplace reservations system these PCs start with the number 240xx. The PCs cannot be reserved. The first come, first served principle applies.

  4. Can I make a reservation for a group study place?

    The Reitse Poort has a number of rooms (RP 14 - RP 17) for groups that can be booked through the Web Room Booking systeem.

Can I see where there are free study places with PC?

Check the availability of study places with a PC in the PC Availability Tool. The PC Availability Tool displays the free study places in the following buildings: Dante, Goosens, Library, Montesquieu en Prisma.

Login, log off and lock

  1. How can I log in on a student desktop?
    You have access to the student desktops with your TiU username (s+6 figures or u+7 figures) and TiU password. You can change your TiU password (TiU password) online via the Password application. Also if you have forgotten your TiU password, go to the
    Password application.

  2. How can I temporarily lock my student desktop?
    Once being logged in on the student desktop the key combination [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] calls up the window for temporarily locking the student desktop for a maximum of 15 minutes.

    It is prohibited to place material on the keyboard, use software or other methods to prevent a restart. Supervising and security personnel check the proper use of the facilities and take action when needed. Your PC might be turned off.

  3. How can I log out?
    To end the session you go to the Start menu and choose the option Shut Down.

  4. Automatic 'power-off' available?
    After a student desktop is switched on, a blue log in screen will appear for 15 minutes. If the desktop stays idle during this period, the power will automatically be switched off. A warning will appear just before this happens.

Save files (M:\ drive)

  1. Can other users see my locally stored files?
    No, other users don't have access to your local files. A reset of the C:\ drive takes place after every log in session, causing the computer to reset completely. So, after every restart it is a standard student desktop. Also the student desktop SWAP partition (D:\ drive) is cleared every day. The SWAP partition is used to store temporary files. Should you have saved files here, please make sure to store them on your M:\ drive or USB stick before ending your session.

  2. If I save files on my desktop, will they remain available for another session?
    No, here also goes that the desktop will be cleared after every restart. So mind to save files on your M:\ drive or USB stick.

  3. What is an M:\ drive?
    Students get a home directory with 250 MB disc space on the student server to store data. Therefore, it is not necessary to store the files on a USB stick. This M:\ drive is also called your home directory and has got the permanent letter M: for every student.

  4. Do I have access to my M:\ drive at home?
    Off-campus you have access to the files saved in your M:\ drive too. Check the FileZilla manual for instructions.

Can I restore deleted files?

No, deleted files cannot be restored.

Keyboard and language settings

The standard computer start up is the Dutch language together with the so-called US keyboard settings. You can switch between the keyboard settings by clicking on the NL-icon and selecting the preferred keyboard setting.


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