Do you need a place to study during the library's summer closure?


The library is closed from Friday, April 16, 5 pm till Sunday August 22, but you can find workplaces elsewhere in the city, consult this overview (Dutch only). The digital library remains available via our website.

Library Opening Hours – 2021 Summer Vacation


Central library and Study Plaza


Week 28 Friday 16 July Closed from 17.00 h
Week 28 – 33 Saturday 17 July – Sunday 22 August Closed
Week 34 Monday 23 August – Friday 27 August
Saturday 28 August – Sunday 29 August
09.00 – 17.00 h
Week 35 Monday 30 August Regular opening hours


Zuiderpark Sports Campus library


Weeks 29 – 33 Monday 19 July – Friday 20 August Closed
Week 34 Monday 23 August Regular opening hours


Delft library


Weeks 29 – 33 Monday 19 July – Friday 20 August Closed
Week 34 Monday 23 August Regular opening hours


Zoetermeer library


Weeks 29 – 33 Monday 19 July – Friday 20 August Closed
Week 34 Monday 23 August Regular opening hours


From Saturday, June 26th all library materials borrowed or renewed will get an extended loan period until Thursday September 2nd.

If you have any urgent questions, please contact the library via until July 23rd and from August 16th.

Give your opinion on the University library!


Give your opinion on the University library! Win 1 of the 10 €25 gift cards.


The Hague University wants to know your opinion on the University library. Rate your satisfaction for example with the availability, comprehensiveness and range of the English-language physical collection but also for instance with the search ease of ebooks, ejournals, thesises, etc.


With your feedback we can improve our services for all students in the future. This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.


Click on one of the links below to enter the survey. Select the location that applies to you:


Main building (Johanna Westerdijkplein):

Library Satisfaction Research, Main building



Library Satisfaction Research, Delft



Library Satisfaction Research Zoetermeer


Sports Campus:

Library Satisfaction Research Sports campus


Many thanks in advance!

5 tips to improve investigative ability


We expect a professional at a university of applied sciences-level to have a critical attitude and be capable of analytical thinking. That is why investigative ability is one of the themes in our educational vision. The THUAS library is pleased to help students and lecturers to expand their investigative ability. We show you how based on 5 tips:

  1. Smart methods in resource research
  2. Three brand new browser tools that lead you to the full text in the digital library in one click while you search the internet and the option to alert you to new publications
  3. A constructive learning track information skills to develop the investigative ability
  4. Literature analysis and processing tools
  5. Access to a scoring rubric to assess investigative ability

Read about it in the article Getting Us There: 5 tips to improve investigative ability. Getting Us There helps teams of lecturers to achieve the educational vision with a metro map: an interactive map that provides insight into the range of tools and support available at THUAS. The metro lines are the themes from The Hague Educational Vision. The 5 tips show that the library supports the stops (benchmarks) of the metro line Investigative ability:

  • Constructive development track
  • Use of valid knowledge
  • Curious, critical, analytical and inquisitive attitude
The line ends at the transfer station Integrated offer. Education talks about investigative ability and the library about information skills. In essence these two are very closely intertwined. Would you like to know more about how the library supports increasing investigative ability? Contact Leen Liefsoens, information skills coordinator at the library. You can also contact the information specialist of your programme or send an email to

Borrowed books are no longer renewed automatically


From now on we will again send reminders. There will be no more automatic renewals and fines will be calculated again. We have set the period up to Friday 4 June 2021 to be penalty-free, so that you have the opportunity to return the books without being charged a penalty.

In our catalogue you can see which books you currently own and you also have the option to renew:  

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at:

Write 'N Cite will be replaced by Refworks Citation Manager (RCM)


Write ’N Cite will be replaced with the updated version: Refworks Citation Manager (RCM). The RCM add-on makes it possible to cite while writing in MS Word in combination with RefWorks. The new RCM works with the old and new RefWorks account. This change within MS Word will take place the upcoming weeks on all THUAS laptops and campus pc’s. Click here for more information about the use of the RCM add-on.

To continue using Write-n-Cite after June 1, 2021 you must confirm your computer supports TLS 1.2.
If you are using an institutional computer this check is not needed as the THUAS pc’s supports TLS 1.2.
To check this yourself on your personal or institutional computer refer to the instructions in the following links:
Windows users
Mac users

Please contact or for questions.

Study places library available on reservation only


The library at the main location remains open during regular opening hours for individual study. You can only use a study place if you have reserved a study place in the library in advance.

There are no study places available elsewhere in the building. The study places at the locations on the Sport Campus, in Zoetermeer and in Delft are also not available.

From the 22nd of December it will be possible to place reservations for the new calendar year, also via your mobile phone.

You can reserve a study place via various routes (make sure you work with Chrome or Edge):

If you are unable to attend at the time reserved by you, or if you have health problems, please cancel via the link in the confirmation email. Then the place becomes available for other students.

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If you have any questions or comments, please let us know: