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


The library is closed from Friday, April 15, 5 pm till Sunday August 21, 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 – 2022 Summer Vacation


Central library and Study Plaza


Week 28 Friday 15 July Closed from 17.00 h
Week 28 – 33 Saturday 16 July – Sunday 21 August Closed
Week 34 Monday 22 August – Friday 26 August
Saturday 27 August – Sunday 28 August
09.00 – 17.00 h
Week 35 Monday 29 August Regular opening hours


Zuiderpark Sports Campus library


Weeks 29 – 33 Monday 18 July – Friday 19 August Closed
Week 34 Monday 22 August Regular opening hours


Delft library


Weeks 29 – 33 Monday 18 July – Friday 19 August Closed
Week 34 Monday 22 August Regular opening hours


Zoetermeer library


Weeks 29 – 33 Monday 18 July – Friday 19 August Closed
Week 34 Monday 22 August Regular opening hours


From Saturday, June 25th all library materials borrowed or renewed will get an extended loan period until Thursday September 9th.

If you have any urgent questions, please contact the library via

Market research database Euromonitor Passport replaces MarketLine Advantage


Practical experience (tested within education at THUAS) has shown that the database Euromonitor Passport offers more detailed (coverage and granularity) and more targeted information (for B2C and B2B market research) for marketing plans. We therefore decided to replace the database MarketLine Advantage with Euromonitor Passport. Until December 31, 2021, both databases are still accessible via the A-Z databases list. From January 1, 2022, MarketLine Advantage will disappear from the list and you can only use Euromonitor Passport to conduct international market research.

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