Collections in Central Library
In the Central Library, you will find the following collections at different locations:
- On the lower level (‘De Verdieping’; -1), you will find open-stack book collections in the field of the Humanities, Social Sciences and Management Sciences.
- On the lower level you can also find the current editions of all journals of the Central Library and the recent part of the bound annual volumes, which are freely accessible.
- On the ground floor, you will find the Reading Room with reference works.
- The other part of the Central Library’s book and journal collection is stored in closed stacks. You can request these via RUQuest.
Lower level (‘De Verdieping’):
The book collections of the Humanities are are in open stacks. The books are placed according to the Library of Congress Classification (LCC). Books are placed by subject. More information about LCC in the manual.
Ground Floor: Learning Zone and Reading Room
In the Reading Room, you will find dictionaries, bibliographies, biographic reference materials, encyclopaedias and reference works. The Reading Room also has a Special Collections Reading Room with reference works in the area of book and library studies, along with manuscript catalogues.
The Central Library’s general collection in closed stacks places particular emphasis on the Humanities. As a library depot of Radboud University, the collection contains many ancient materials, including books and journals of the Catholic Documentation Centre (KDC).
University Library (UB) Nijmegen manages all early and rare publications, special bindings and manuscripts at Radboud University. All information about Special Collections.