Borrowing books

In order to find titles in the PThU Library, use the online catalogue which is accessible by internet 24 hours a day. As a student you can borrow books for free on showing your student ID. Just take the books to the library staff at the lending desk or fill in a lending form.

Borrow from our library

In order to request books from our online catalogue WorldCat Discovery, please use the library code on your student ID (for example: 19012345) and enter your password (at least 9 characters). Want to know how to borrow books, how to change your password, or how to renew the loan period of borrowed books? Read our WorldCat instructions. If no library staff is present, always fill in a lending form at the lending desk.

Overdue or renew

A few days before the loan period expires, you will receive an email with the request to return or renew the books. If you do not return of renew your books on time, we have the following fining system:

  • First reminder (1 week overdue) € 0.50
  • Second reminder (2 weeks overdue) € 1.50
  • Third reminder € 3.00

Borrowing from other libraries

It is also possible to borrow books from the libraries of the University of Groningen (RUG) or the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). To obtain a free library card go to the RUG lending desk in Groningen or the VU lending desk in Amsterdam. For further information see the websites of these two libraries.



Libraries in the Netherlands and worldwide

The best way to search in almost all Dutch library collections is the use of the Library Catalogue WorldCat Discovery PThU and select to search for Libraries in the Netherlands or Libraries Wordwide in the left-hand column on the screen.

Interlibrary loan 

Through interlibrary loan you can request books from other libraries. Submit requests at the lending counter or by email. Price for students for borrowing a book from another library: € 13.00. Price for an article € 6.50. For Staff PThU its free.


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