University Library

Opening hours university library

See the opening hours of the University library.

Opening study places

The study places can be reserved through LibCal the reservation system. 

Opening hours library

Next exam period:  5 December - 22 December 2022

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday         08:00 – 24.00
Saturday - Sunday     10:00 – 24:00

During the exam period the library is only accessible with a valid University Card!
No valid university card = no entry.  

As described in the house rules, during the exam period it is not permitted for visitors with a (guest) library card to use the study places in the library.
Visitors can pick-up their reserved books at the library desk, if they have received a collection notification. 

Questions?  Mail to:

Library access policy

The library access policy has been revised since the reopening of the library. The Executive Board have made the following decisions:

  • The library will be open for visitors on weekdays between 08:00 - 17:00 hrs. Visitors without an acces card can ask at the library desk to open de gates.
  • On weekends and on weekdays after 17:00 hrs. the gates will remain closed, and access is only possible for visitors with a Tilburg University card. 
  • During examination periods, access to the library is only possible with a Tilburg University Card.

Adjustment of some house rules

On level 1 (study café) coffee/tea can be consumed everywhere. On level 0 and level 2, only water in a sealed bottle is allowed.

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

Library services:

  • Issuance of new university cards
  • Collection and return of books and journals
  • Collection and return of AV materials
  • Books borrowed from other libraries, can be returned at the library service desk.
  • Whilst our collection is not yet available, reservation of books is only possible if they are on loan or are stored in the repositories
  • Data streaming PCs are not available, for questions please contact

When to collect your depot request?

Take a look at this webpage.

Library/Brabant Collection

The Brabant Collection information desk is open from Monday to Friday between 09:00 - 17:00 hrs (during library opening hours).

For the consultation of special materials/works older than 1901, the reading room is open from Monday to Friday between 09:00 - 17:00 hrs (during the opening hours of the Brabant Collection).

It is possible to make an appointment for viewing on a Tuesday evening. Please make a request for this before 17:00 hrs on Thursday by calling +31 (0)13 - 466 2865 or by sending an e-mail to

For questions about membership or borrowing/returning books, contact Library support at: or regarding the Brabant Collection with: