University Library services

As of Tuesday March 17 until at least April 6, 2020, the University Library will stop providing physical services.

03/16/2020 | 4:01 PM

As of Tuesday March 17 until at least April 6, 2020, the University Library will stop providing physical services. This means the (lending) of books and other physical materials.
Study places will also remain closed.

These measures apply to both VU and VUmc.
Only the digital services of the University Library will be available in the coming period.
All e-books and online articles are available and accessible everywhere:
https://ub.vu.nl/en/search-help/off-campus-access/index.aspx

The UL helpdesk is online for questions and will help you as soon as possible: vraag.ub@vu.nl
For up-to-date Information go to vu.nl/en

Use your library account to extend the loan period of your books. If this doesn’t work, please contact our online helpdesk at ask.ub@vu.nl.
All fines incurred during this period will be waived.

It’s still possible to request books from our storages. We expect to fulfill these requests from April 7th onwards. We’ll send you a pickup notification as soon as the books are available.
Current reservations can be collected in the week after our re-opening.
 
The national interlibrary loan infrastructure has come to a halt. Therefore we can only process scan requests for articles or book chapters. To our regret it’s not possible to fulfill borrowing requests.            
Please keep in mind that processing your request may take longer than usual and that items could be temporarily unavailable. Please contact ibl.ub@vu.nl in case you have any question on this.