Library Opening Hours – 2019 Summer Vacation


Central library and Study Plaza


Weeks 29 – 34 Monday 15 July – Friday 23 August Closed
Week 35 Monday 26 August – Friday 30 August 09.00 – 17.00 h
Week 36 Monday 2 September Regular opening hours
Mon-Fri 9.00-22.30 h
Sat-Sun 10.00-22.30 h


Zuiderpark Sports Campus library


Weeks 29 – 34 Monday 15 July – Friday 23 August Closed
Week 35 Monday 26 August Regular opening hours


Delft library


Weeks 29 – 34 Monday 15 July – Friday 23 August Closed
Week 35 Monday 26 August Regular opening hours


Zoetermeer library


Weeks 29 – 34 Monday 15 July – Friday 23 August Closed
Week 35 Monday 26 August Regular opening hours


From Monday, June 24th all library materials borrowed or renewed will get an extended loan period until Thursday September 5th

If you have any urgent questions, please contact the Library at +31(0)70 445 7882 (office hours) or


Buy and sell study books


The pilot with BoekSwap for the purchase and sale of second-hand study books will no longer be continued as of 1 July. From June onwards we have the digital platform of IndexBooks (still under development) for the purchase and sale of study books as an alternative. The platform supports a preferred exchange between hhs students so that shipping costs can be saved.

*Students who want their unsold books back can send an email to:


RefWorks WnC does not function within THUAS campus

Due to a technical problem, the use of Write-N-Cite is not possible within the University. IT is currently working on a solution. WnC does work on your own laptop:

Word 2016 Windows 10 menu: Insert > Office store > Install Proquest (see also video).
Employees with an IT laptop for which this does not work can visit the FrontOffice to activate the MS office store.

Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Results Library Satisfaction Survey

The biennial Library Satisfaction Survey 2018 conducted amongst students and staff. A few results emerged from the survey, which require a follow up directly, such as more silence in the study area (ground floor) and extended opening hours.

We are happy to announce our new opening hours: starting from January 2019 the THUAS library will be open until 10:30 pm (Monday-Thursday). Weekend opening will start at the beginning of the new academic year 2019-2020.  This means the library will be open 7 days a week until 10.30 pm. Students and faculty requested for longer opening hours and weekend opening in the survey. Our focus is also on improving the usability of the digital library.

What we need to maintain (positive outcomes):

  • The level of service, the expertise and availability of the employees and the atmosphere in the library.
  • Topicality of the collection and increase in the number of ebooks.
  • ILL (interlibrary loan) is highly valued by employees.
  • General judgment for the digital library has increased compared to 2015, where the higher score of the group that followed a library training was striking.
  • Many students often find the library on the recommendation of their teachers.
  • The silent study areas are highly appreciated, and there is a great need for an increase in the number of silence places.

Focus of attention:

  • Noise pollution from the first floor via the loft to the silence area room on the ground floor.
  • Unfamiliarity of some library services such as ATLAS.ti, copyright, BrowZine, availability of book lists and ILL for students.
  • English-language collection.
  • Uusability of the digital library.
  • Unfamiliarity with the possibility of supplying theses/publications to the HBO knowledge base.

Extended library opening hours

Starting 7 January 2019, the main campus library will be open Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 10:30 pm (previously 9 am to 9 pm) and on Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.

From the start of the new academic year, the opening hours on Monday to Friday will be 9 am to 10:30 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 10:30 pm. To make these opening hours possible, we will soon be making changes to the building and climate control systems.

A library satisfaction survey was conducted in June 2018. The results showed that many students need to use the library later in the evening and on weekends. During its meeting of 13 November 2018, the Executive Board decided to meet this need by extending the opening hours of the library.