Studying

The Library is an inspiring place to study! To ensure a safe learning environment during the current coronavirus pandemic, a number of special measures have been introduced. Find out about access, locations and opening hours.

Location & Access

Forum Library is an inspiring place to study, whether alone or in groups. Forum Library offers:

• 650 study places* • a lounge corner with bean bags and a chess table • group and quiet study rooms • copiers on every floor • books and journals on life, environmental and natural sciences • a study collection with the mandatory literature from all courses • Special Collections (rare and old publications like botanical drawings, maps and aerial photographs.)

*Please note that at the moment study space is limited because of social distancing requirements and not all facilities are available.

Regular opening hours

Mon - Fri Weekends
Forum Library 8 am - 10 pm 10 am - 6 pm
Special Collections by appointment closed

Bring your own Device

At WUR using your own laptop (Bring Your Own Device, BYOD) is the standard in education and for self-study. There are external monitors available in Forum Library you can connect to your laptop to help you work ergonomically. Please note you need to bring your own adapter/cable. There are 20 desktop computers available for students on the second floor in the Forum Library.

If you want to study in the Library, please make sure you reserve a spot in TimeEdit.

Corona information

To make studying in the Library as safe as possible, we have established a number of rules. Please keep the following in mind when visiting the Library:

  • You're required to reserve your study place in TimeEdit .
  • A limited number of study places are available
  • The group study rooms and the relax corner are closed
  • Bring your own device; only a few computers are available
  • Follow the instructions from the Library staff

Hygiene: general guidelines

  • Stay at home if you have a cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Stay 1.5 metres (2 arm's length) from other people
  • If you sneeze or cough, do so in your elbow
  • Wash your hands regularly and use the hand sanitizer dispensers that are available in Forum and throughout the Library
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