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How do I find and get books?

Use WUR Library Search to search for books. Search by title, author or subject. On the left side you will find options to refine your results. Choose format Book to show only books and reports in WUR Library Search.

Forum books - Leeuw Books

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Under 'Availability' you can see the holding summary. Forum Books are located on the open shelves in Forum Library. Leeuw Books are located on the open shelves in Leeuwenborch Library. Write down the call number and then get the book yourself at the corresponding shelf in the Library. Don't forget to check it out!

WUR staff can request the book to be send to their office address by clicking on the 'Get it' button and after that on the link 'Submit a copy or loan request for this book'.

When a book is out on loan, WUR Staff can make a reservation (click on 'Get it'). Students can reserve a book at the lending desk or by sending an email to Books on the open shelves (floors 3-4) cannot be requested in advance.

Forum stacks

Books from Forum Stacks have to be requested from the closed stacks in the Library's basement. This is done within the hour. You can request the book by clicking on the blue 'Get it' button. In the next window, click on 'Submit a copy or loan request for this book'.


After that choose the option 'I will collect this publication from Forum Library' (for students) or 'I order a photocopy or request a loan via Wageningen UR Library' (staff only).  A form to order the publication from our stacks appears. You can pick up the publication(s) you requested every hour on the hour at the lending desk at Forum Library.

NOTE that the stacks close at 5 pm and are not open in the evening or during the weekend. Publications requested after office hours (Monday to Friday 9 am till 5 pm) are available on the next working day.

Books not available in WUR Library

You can order photocopies or request a loan for books we don't have in our Library collection. For students this is not a free service. You can find more more information here.