University Library

University Library


House rules university library

In order to keep the library a tidy and pleasant place in which to study, there are some house rules. The full set of rules can be found on the university library regulations page.



Visitors to the library are required to show their Tilburg University Card or a valid ID to university library or security staff, when requested to do so.


No animals, other than guide dogs for the blind and/or other assistance dogs, may enter the university library.


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

Group study and individual silent zones

The university library provides defined work areas for individuals and groups.

Level 1

On level 1, there are numerous group work stations for up to 4 students. 2 Students are also allowed to share an individual workplace. This floor is not a silent study area. Mobile telephones are permitted on level 1, but should be kept on silent mode. Use of headphones is required if listening to audio.

Levels 0 and 2

Levels 0 and 2 are silent study areas and students and staff must be able to study in complete silence. On these floors, mobile phones must be put on silent mode and it is not allowed to use or listen to audio equipment.

Library and security staff will request any visitors causing a disturbance, to abide by the house rules with respect to order and silence. They are also entitled to escort anyone who disturbs the peace out of the library. They can deny offenders access to the library for some time. This sanction will always be confirmed in writing.

Computer use in the university library

The computer facilities in the library are for study purposes only. There are other areas such as the internet cafés in the Cobbenhagen and Dante buildings, for internet surfing, gaming or chatting.

The following rules apply to the use of computers:

  • The computers in the university library are only for use by Tilburg University students for personal practice or study. Students must have a valid university card.
  • Signing in to multiple computers with one account is not allowed.
  • A student account can be blocked in case of misuse, vandalism or theft.  Any damage to equipment will be charged to the offender.

University library and security staff monitor the proper use of the facilities. Anyone in violation of the rules, will be penalized. For example, 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 a reasonable ground for suspicion, 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 many lockers on each floor of the library. The lockers must be emptied at the end of the day.

Food and drinks

On level 1 (study café) coffee/tea can be consumed everywhere. On level 2, only water in a  sealed bottle is allowed.

Eating is only allowed in the study café. For salads, wraps, sandwiches etc. a snack machine is available. There are no microwaves in the library, due to fire hazard.

Damage and theft

Users should treat library materials and IT and AV facilities with respect. If any vandalism, abuse of the facilities or theft is observed, access to the facilities and/or the Library will be withdrawn. In the case of vandalism and/or damage, the offender will be responsible for any costs.

Lost and found

If you have lost anything or have found lost property, please report to the Library Support Desk on level 1.

At the end of the day, all lost property items found in the library are transferred to the security department in the vigilant building and can be collected from there.

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