The reading rooms in the PThU Library are great places to study. There are computers and wireless internet for staff, students and visitors (Eduroam), as well as printing, copying and scanning facilities. There are also lockers available in which you can deposit items for safekeeping. Visitors are warmly welcomed to make use of the coffee and tea machines!

Both in Amsterdam and Groningen, you can find reading rooms with several study places. The reading rooms contain a large collection of frequently consulted reference works on Biblical studies, Church History, Dogmatics, Philosophy of religion, Intercultural Theology, Religious studies, Practical Theology, Pastoral care, Ethics and several encyclopaedias and dictionaries. In addition you will find a large number of national and international journals in various languages to which the library subscribes and some electronic databases (ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials, Religion & Philosophy Collection, e-Book Religion collection).

Costs fines, copies, interlibrary loan

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

Copies or scans from books or journals  from the PThU collection

Costs for copies are:

  • Students PThU:
    • 1-10 copies: € 2.50
    • 11 or more copies: € 0.25 per copy
  • Others:
    • 1-10 copies: € 6.50
    • 11 or more copies: € 0.65 per copy

Interlibrary Loan

  • Staff PThU: Free.
  • Students PThU:
    • Books: € 3.50
    • Photocopies: first 10 pages € 6.50. 11 copies or more: € 0.65 per copy
  • Others: Ask your own library.

If you pay for postage, it is possible to receive books or copies at your home address.


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