The library is open again 7 days a week!
- Mon-Thu 9 am-10.30pm
- Sat/Sun 10am-10.30pm
Our digital collection is available 24/7.
To study in the library, you must reserve an individual workplace in advance through the reservation system.
On this page we will post frequently asked questions about our adjusted services. See also the frequently asked questions on our website about additional topics (including digital access to our database, e-books, magazines and articles).
The information on this page can be adjusted at any time depending on future measures taken.
Although the physical library at the headquarters is now open again, the library staff is still working from home most of the time. The other campuses are still closed. Also at home the library staff is certainly not idle and they are doing everything they can from home to make sure that you can make optimal use of the digital collection and services of the library.
The library staff, in collaboration with IT and publishers, ensure the stable availability of more than 130 databases, and in collaboration with the Vereniging Hogescholen and other universities of applied sciences and SURFMarket, exert themselves that as many e-books and other extra digital content as possible are made unrestricted available, they keep up-to-date the library website and update news items and tips about using our digital sources from home, and also provide on request of teachers Dutch and English digital training and workshops (such as ATLAS.ti, publishing Open Access, researching sources), and they check the technical settings to find THUAS subscriptions to digital journals via Google Scholar.
They also answer daily various questions from lecturers, researchers and students via firstname.lastname@example.org, maintain a special library website on Blackboard, request articles from other libraries via interlibrary loan (ILL), update the HBO Knowledge Base with publications by HHs- research, prepare the 2020-2021 book lists, together with the THUAS courses, maintain the physical and ebooks collection in our catalog.
They provide information about copyright and the correct inclusion of and links to articles and visual material in the digital learning environment, in support of digital education and the Blended Learning Desk. They advise lecturers in finding educational resources and draw their attention to the webinars of publishers and… last but not least, they adjust the lending periods if necessary, temporarily suspend the fines and lend out books by appointment during the daily "pick-up hour".
Are you curious or do you have any questions or advice, please consult our Who does what accessibility and contact us!
Library open 7 days a week!
The opening hours are:
- Mon-Thu 9am - 10.30pm
- Sat/Sun 10am - 10.30pm
To study in the library, you must reserve a workplace in advance according through the reservation system.
The library can be reached by e-mail (email@example.com) and telephone (070-4457882).
The digital collection is available 24/7 via our website.
Now that the library is open again, books can be borrowed and returned again. This can be done via the self-service. When you return books, you can deposit them in the book cart at the entrance of the library. We will then take the books in for you and you will automatically receive an e-mail that your books have been returned.
This is only possible in the main building on the Johanna Westerdijkplein, not yet at the libraries at the other campuses.
For availability of books, see the library catalogue
See for more information about the customized services and the FAQ
It is possible to reserve a book, but there is currently no guarantee that you will receive the reserved book on time, depending on whether students (can) return the books on time.
No, you may keep the materials you have at home until we reopen the library.
We will not count a fine for the days during which we are closed. We will automatically extend the loan period as long as this is necessary due to the current special circumstances.
You may keep the materials you have until we are open again.
We don't charge a fine for the days we're closed. We will automatically extend the loan period as long as this is necessary due to the current special circumstances.
During the closure of the library, there will be no fine. Not even if a book cannot be renewed because it has been reserved or has already been renewed 5 times. We will automatically extend the loan period as long as this is necessary due to the current special circumstances.
We have decided to process ILL-requests again. However, this only applies to (digital) articles.
It is currently not possible to request books through ILL.
Do you need help finding literature you need for your graduation or your project? Or are you looking for articles for your research or review article?
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the information you need.Then one of our information specialists will contact you to help you properly formulate your query and how to search and find the right sources. The information specialist will work with you on your search question via Microsoft Teams and explain how you can consult found articles and books.With this tailor-made service, we hope to be able to help you in the way we previously did by means of personal contact via, for example, the Helpdesk or telephone.
Students can follow the library courses Bibits and HIT online. In Bibits, the student is introduced to the library systems and the databases relevant to his study. In HIT, the search process is discussed in depth: what am I searching for, where do I search, how do I search and what do I have. The Bibits manual and the HIT manual explain how students can start the training courses at home. Both Bibits and HIT contain a test. Send the deadline by which the students must have followed the training to email@example.com and you will receive the grades from us. For easy handling, we also need the start date (date on which the students were instructed to follow the training) and the study programme. Also indicate which library training it concerns: Bibits and/or HIT. For completeness, we also need the academic year and study form (full-time or part-time).