The library is open 7 days a week and is fully operational again! 


The libraries at all locations of The Hague University of Applied Sciences are open again after the corona and summer recess and our services are running at full speed. 


At the main building we are open according to the regular opening hours. That means 7 days a week, also in the weekend until 10.30 pm. However, the student must reserve an individual workplace in the library in advance, because the number of workplaces is limited due to the corona measures. You can reserve a spot via this site


Of course, books can also be borrowed and handed in again. Here too, the "normal" rules apply, regarding loan period, renewal, reservation and fines. 


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Securing safe storage of ATLAS.ti projects


THUAS desktop and laptop computers have been configured to store projects on the H: drive. This can cause problems with laptops if the Internet connection at home to the network environment is less stable. We recommend to change the storage location setting to the default setting: local storage (C: drive). Please see this instruction.

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).