Studying and Student life

House rules university library

With your help we want to keep the university library in optimal shape. Therefore a number of house rules have been framed. The full set of rules can be found in the official university library regulations.



If requested by supervising university library or security staff, visitors must show their Tilburg University Card, library card or valid ID.


No animals, other than guide dogs for the blind and specially trained dogs for handicapped persons, may enter the university library.

Skates or skeelers

It is not permitted to enter the university library wearing skates or skeelers.


The university library accepts no liability for damage to, and/or theft of visitors' personal belongings.

Order and silence

The university library offers a study and research environment for individual and group work.

Level 1

Level 1 has group work facilities and it is permitted for max. 2 people to share an individual workplace. This is no silence area. Mobile telephones are permitted on level 1 but should not cause inconvenience (vibrate alarm instead of ringtone). Portable audio players and the like should be used at a non-disturbing sound level.

Level 0 and 2

On levels 0 and 2, students and staff must be able to study in complete silence and so these areas are marked as silent study area. On entering level 0 and 2 mobile phones must be turned to vibrate position and mp3 players and other audio carriers must be turned off.

Supervising university library and security staff can request visitors, causing inconvenience with their behaviour, to abide by the house rules with respect to order and silence. They are entitled to summon anyone who disturbs the peace to leave the university library. They can also deny troublesome persons access to the Library for some time. This will always be confirmed in writing.

Computer use in the university library

The use of the computer facilities should serve the purpose of the education at Tilburg University. There are separate provisions, such as the Internet cafés in the Cobbenhagen, Prisma and Dante buildings, for games, chatting or random surfing on the web.

The following rules apply to the use of computers:

  • The computers in the university library can only be used by Tilburg University students for personal practice or study. They must have a valid university card.
  • A computer account can be cancelled in case of vandalism, abuse or theft. Possible damage to the equipment will be charged.

Supervising university library and security staff keep an eye on the proper use of the facilities. Inaccurate use can be punished. This means, for example, that the Executive Board can deny the owner of an account access to (parts of) the computer network, either temporarily or permanently.

Coats and bags

It is permitted to take coats and bags into the university library. If there is reasonable ground for suspicion, supervising Library and security staff are entitled to inspect coats and bags that have been taken into the university library. Coats and bags can be left in one of the lockers in the NW1-2, NO1-2 center and SW0 center. The lockers should be left empty at the end of the day.

Food and drinks

Eating and drinking is only permitted in the Study café on level 1.

At the workplaces an exception is made for bottles of water with lockable cap.

Damage and theft

Visitors should carefully use the university library materials and IT and AV facilities. Whenever vandalism, abuse of the facilities or theft is observed, access to the use of the facilities and/or the Library can be denied. In case of vandalism and/or damage, the costs will at all times be charged to the perpetrator.

Lost and found objects

If you have lost anything or you find left objects of other visitors, you can address the Library Support Desk on level 1.

The university library does not accept liability for lost property or damage to found property.

All objects found in the university library are handed over to the security staff in the Vigilant building every day and can be collected there.