Check out books and journals

How to search for publications

Most items suitable for borrowing can be found using our online catalogue. There are some exceptions:

  • Some multivolume titles and works catalogued before 1984;
  • Some articles catalogued before 1970;
  • UN and EU materials (if you are interested in the official documents of these organizations, please consult the main desk of the Library);
  • Requesting old prints is restricted (please ask at main desk).

Requesting Materials

  • Access our catalogue
  • In the top right corner please sign in with your username and password.
  • Find the publication you wish to use.
  • Click [Place Hold]
  • Mark the checkbox of the required volume(s) and click [submit/verzenden]

Requesting Articles

  • Access our catalogue
  • In the top right corner please sign in with your username and password.
  • Find the article in the catalogue, and then click on the title of the article in the shortlist - a screen will appear with the article information.
  • Click [Place Hold]
  • Mark the checkbox of the required volume(s) and click [submit/verzenden]

Collecting the requested publications

  • Approximately 1 hour after you have requested your publication, the requested materials will be sent from the stacks to the reading room.
    You can collect the publications at the main desk of the Reading Room.
    You can also make your requests at home before your visit to the Library. Requested publications are kept on the reading room shelves for 14 days.
  • Each reader can have a maximum of 20 publications on the loan record. You can borrow books for a period of 14 days, and periodicals for a period of 1 day, in order to use them inside the Reading Room.
    • Books published after 1950 can be checked out at the main desk and taken home. The maximum is 20 books for a period of 2 weeks. Automatically renewed 11 times with 1 week.
    • You cannot take periodicals (journals, yearbooks, etc.) or books published before 1950 outside the reading room. You can only consult them inside the Library.
    • UN documents, reference books, loose-leaf works must also be consulted inside the library.
  • If the requested title has already been borrowed by someone else, you can reserve the publication. You will receive a notice of arrival after it has been returned. It will be kept on reserve for 7 days.