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Library of Science in the Huygens building

The University Library has a couple of buildings across campus. There is a Central Library, as well as six smaller faculty libraries. In the Central Library, a broad collection of books, magazines, and reference books are available for the relevant fields of study. Borrowing books is free when using your student card.

In the Radboud University online Catalogue you can find at which library you can find a particular book or magazine. At all the library locations, a large number of study spaces are available for students to study in peace.

More information on the University Library can be found on this webpage. Here you can also find search engines via which you can look up scientific articles and books. For off-campus access you can log in using your RU account. Other information on searching systems etc can be found on this website. An increasing number of books can be consulted from home as e-book. Visit this page for more information.

Library of Science in the Huygens building

One of the faculty libraries is the Library of Science. The library (and the study and resource centre) is located on the ground floor of the Huygens building (HG 00.11).

Apart from books and research articles, the Library of Science offers study spaces. On all computers in the library of science you can work with both LINUX and Microsoft. Next to regular study spaces, there are 3 work stations to work alone in a screened-off station, as well as 8 group work areas where you can discuss your work. Some group work areas have a smart board. These rooms can be reserved at the check-out and information desk. This is also the place to go if you need to:

  • get assistance in finding information through special search engines. On request, library staff can give a brief training.
  • scan, copy and print.
  • bind, staple, etc. your copies and prints.
  • buy print credit. The credit will be added immediately.
  • check out and return books. Books you checked out at other Radboud University libraries can also be returned at the Library of Science.
  • access scientific information from other Dutch university libraries.
  • borrow a laptop for a day with your student card when all PCs are in use.
  • borrow headphones and laptop locks.
  • buy office supplies such as USB-sticks, writing pads, and markers.
  • reserve the touch table in the library. You can use this for example to prepare for a presentation.
  • report problems with PCs on the ground floor of the Huygens building to the supervisor.

The Library of Science organizes information hours twice a week. Questions are answered and help is offered, e.g. on the following topics:

  • Searching and finding scientific literature
  • Quoting and plagiarism
  • Endnote and Mendeley
  • Search engines such as RUQuest, Web of Science, Reaxy
  • Help with all literature review


Opening hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8.30h - 22.00h.
Friday: 08.30h - 20.00h.
Saturday: 09.30h - 16.00h.
During the summer months, there are different opening hours. See the website for more information.

Phone: 024 365 2567

You can also reach us by clicking the Ask your Librarian button on our web pages.