Library Opening Hours – 2020 Summer Vacation


Central library and Study Plaza


Weeks 30 – 34 Monday 20 July – Friday 23 August Closed
Week 35 Monday 24 August – Friday 28 August
Saturday 29 August – Sunday 30 August
09.00 – 17.00 h
Week 36 Monday 31 August Regular opening hours


Zuiderpark Sports Campus library


Weeks 30 – 34 Monday 20 July – Friday 21 August Closed
Week 35 Monday 24 August Regular opening hours


Delft library


Weeks 30 – 34 Monday 20 July – Friday 21 August Closed
Week 35 Monday 24 August Regular opening hours


Zoetermeer library


Weeks 30 – 34 Monday 20 July – Friday 21 August Closed
Week 35 Monday 24 August Regular opening hours


From Monday, June 29th all library materials borrowed or renewed will get an extended loan period until Thursday September 3th

If you have any urgent questions, please contact the Library via until July 24th and from August 10th.


The library is open again!

From Monday June 15, the library has opened its doors again for students who would like to study at The Hague University for their exams.

The library opening hours are:

  • Mon-Thu     9 am-10pm
  • Friday         9am - 5pm
  • Sat/Sun      10am - 10pm (weekends 20/21 June, 27/28 June, 4/5 July)

Of course there are a number of restrictions and rules with regard to a maximum number of students and the 1.5 meter regulations in the library.

First of all, you need to make a reservation of a time block in advance via a reservation system if you want to use a study workplace in the library. This way you won’t be faced with disappointments when the library is "full".

Due to the 1.5 meter rules, we can only make a limited number of study places available.

We are looking forward to welcome you in the library again!

Improved off-campus access


Especially in this day and age, it is of great importance that the digital information sources of the library are reliably accessible also outside of the university (off-campus). In order to guarantee this, THUAS, like most universities of applied sciences, is switching to a different external environment for offering its resources; an up-to-date environment with specialized support (OCLC's hosted EZproxy). The migration does not affect the access URLs of the digital resources. The migration will be carried out on Wednesday 24 June from 10:00 am. As a result, there will be no off-campus access to the databases for a few hours via the A-Z page of the university library. It remains possible to consult the databases via Simultaneous search and on-campus access is also available. For questions:

Improved version of NEN Connect available as of June, 16


NEN Connect provides access to the THUAS standards collection as well as enabling users to search on number or summaries of all standards published by the Dutch Standards Board (NEN). Only the standards that are accepted in the Netherlands are full text available. Although most standards are technology-related, there are standards for virtually all fields.

What will change as of June, 16th:

  • Improved display of search results
    • From now on, the search results will be clearly grouped by edition with the different versions within it, making it easier and quicker to find the right standard. For each standard, the most current version(s) will be shown immediately, regardless of origin or language.
  • New module: Link with Laws and Regulations
In cooperation with the Dutch government, the relationship between standards and legislation has been clarified and linked. If legislation and regulations refer to a standard, this will be reported on the relevant standards page in NEN Connect. But also the other way around, the laws will have a reference to the standards on NEN Connect on

Boomportaal : New database with many e-books


Boomportaal is a digital library of the publishers Boom Amsterdam and Boom The Hague with more than 2,400 e-books on almost all subject areas, plus 54 e-journals in the fields of law, administration and policy, society, healthcare, HRM, communication and languages.

Do you want to know which titles are offered? Click here for the Boomportaal e-books and refine by author or keyword for a specific title or topic.

Or go to the database a-z list for the complete Boomportaal collection (e-books and e-journals).