Library services during Corona

On this page you will find information about the services provided by the ISS Library due to the current Corona measures.

  • Studying in the Library is possible again. At this moment we have 23 study places available (5 with PC access), for which you have to register in advance with your ERNA account.

    In order to keep all of us healthy and safe we have laid out some rules in order to have as little traffic in the Library as possible. Please come prepared and bring your own food and drinks.

    We love to see you again but keep the following in mind:

    • Come alone;
    • Keep a safe distance from others (of at least 1,5 meters);
    • Wear a mouth mask when you move around the ISS building and Library. You may remove it while seated at your designated study space.
    • Stay home if you have symptoms of a cold or the flu.

    You have to check in at the reception of the ISS building before going down to the Library. In addition, you will be asked to present both your reservation and student card. Please be aware that no reservation means no admission to the Library.

    Reserving your study space in the Library

    1. Reserve your spot with your ERNA-id online (you can reserve a study place from 9 a.m. the day before);
    2. You will receive a confirmation via email;
    3. The Library is open from 09.00 until 17.00 hrs, Monday to Friday;
    4. No reservation = no admission to the library.

    Print, scan and copy

    With a study space reservation for the Library you can also use the photocopiers to copy, print and scan.

    More information

    Do you have questions or need support? Please, fill in the form or call +31 (0)70-426 04 56.

  • The Library is open on workdays from 09.00 to 17.00 hrs for returning and collecting your books. This service is available to anyone with an EUR student card or a valid library card. We love to welcome you back to the Library but keep the following in mind:

    • Come alone;
    • Keep a safe distance from others (of at least 1.5 meters);
    • Wear a mouth mask when you move around the ISS building and Library;
    • Stay home if you have symptoms of a cold or the flu.

    Requesting books can be done as usual via sEURch. We have made your visit to the library completely contact free to ensure your health and safety as well as that of our colleagues. 

    Borrowing, collecting and returning books 

    • Request a book before 9.00 via sEURch and it will be ready for pick up the same or next workday;
    • Only come to the library after you have received notice that your books are ready for pick up;
    • You have to check in at the reception of the ISS building before going down to the Library. You can collect your books between 09.00 and 17.00 hrs up to 7 days after receiving the notice for pick up.;
    • Books can only be collected by showing your library or student card; without your card borrowing books is not possible.

    How it works

    • After entering the ISS building you indicate you are here to visit the Library.
    • You make your way down the stairs (or lift) to the ISS Library
    • You can return and collect books from the book carousel and self-checkout machine next to the information desk;
    • Return books at the self-service book return next to the Library’s information desk; or immediately upon entering the ISS building by leaving your books on the book cart
    • You leave the Library and return to the main floor via the lift.

    Returned books will not be processed for a few days due to safety reasons, which means they will still be on your name in our system during this time. For example, when your return books on Monday they will be removed from your account on Wednesday. You will receive a confirmation of this transaction.

    More information

    Do you have questions or need support? Please, fill in the form or call +31 (0)70-426 04 56.

  • Digital resources

    With our digital resources, e-modules and online services, we ensure that you can study or work from home as optimally as possible. These services are only available to EUR students and staff.

    Through sEURch, the Databases A-Z or Guides by discipline you can easily access online articles, journals, and books from your home. All you need is your ERNA account to login when requested.
    You can also install the 
    Library Access browser extension which will automatically check if the sources that you are searching for on the Internet are available via the Library. More information on off-campus access.

    Physical collection

    Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to consult the print book collection (including required literature) in the Library's study areas. However, you can request these books in advance via sEURch and collect them. Read more about this under “Borrowing, collecting and returning books”.

    Borrowing from other libraries

    From 1 July, it is possible again to borrow books from another library.

  • The online Informations Skills modules of the Library help you learn how to search, find, evaluate and manage scholarly literature and data. These modules cover specific topics/issues that you come across when searching and handling online information for your assignments or thesis.

    Learn all about how to sift through the online information overload and find the information you need. Or how to evaluate your search results and how to check them on scholarly quality.

Updated 1 October 2020