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.

Library card

The Tilburg University Library is open to the public.


If you want to borrow materials or submit a depot request you need a library card. You can purchase one at the LIS Service Desk.


  • € 15,- subscription fee and;
  • € 15,- deposit.


You need to show a valid ID at your registration.


The subscription is valid for one year. Prolongation is possible.

Students and staff Dutch universities

Free subscription for students and staff members from other Dutch universities (including the Open Universiteit).


  • A € 15,- deposit.


  • A valid ID and;
  • A proof of registration or staff card from your own university.

Tilburg University alumni

The library subscription is free for members of the Tilburg University alumni network.


  • A €15,- deposit.


  • a valid ID.
  • a proof of membership from the alumni network.    


A subscription for the Brabant-Collectie is free. However, we ask a €15,- deposit. Please bring a valid ID card for the registration.

Loss or theft library card

Please contact the LIS Service Desk as soon as possible in case of loss or theft. We can block your library card for you.