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News about our Services
New in Library Access: search database via context menu09th August 2019
The latest version of the Library Access extension brings something new to your browser: Highlight text on a webpage and Search one of our selected databases using the highlight text as a search term. This option is available in the context menu of your browser, i.e. by right-clicking on a web page.
New in WorldCat Discovery: browse our book collection21st May 2019
Now you can browse through our library collection while searching WorldCat Discovery.
Library Access extension now also supports books02nd May 2019
Our Library Access extension will now inform you of e-books that are licensed by Tilburg University.
Study places for students
There are approximately 900 workstations in the library. There are workstations with or without a PC and group workstations. It is also possible to use your own laptop. On levels 0 and 2 you work in silence. You can reserve a workstation in the library.
A limited number of PCs are available for so-called "early birds", which means that these workstations cannot be reserved.
Tilburg University Card
The valid Tilburg University Card is the card that is used for multiple purposes and also gives access to the University Library.
Students and staff of Tilburg University can borrow books and av-materials on presentation of the University Card.
Visitors can purchase a loaner's card at the library desk to borrow books.
Visitors with a valid ID can request a day card at the Library Desk. The day card gives access to the library and the workplaces without a PC. During exam periods at Tilburg University, the library is only accessible to students of Tilburg University with a valid University Card and visitors with a library card. During exam periods day cards are not provided.
Facts and Figures
books, magazines, images, old prints and manuscripts.
free to consult for students and staff
are accessible to the whole world through open science
The university library has an extensive collection in the fields of economics, law, social sciences, communication, culture, philosophy and religion. In addition, a number of special collections are managed, including the Brabant Collection.
Use our extensive services
Assistance with academic writing, source search and source references for students
Learn to program for students and staff
Research support for scientists
Searching for information is not difficult. Finding information sometimes is. The library is there to help you.