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Request a course reserve

Books and journals may be put on course reserve shelves for a designated period, for all students to consult during the course.

Lecturers may submit reserve requests through request form for the following library locations:

  • University Library (UB): first floor, entrance 4
  • Asian Library, UB: second floor, entrance 8
  • Wijnhaven Library, The Hague: in the last bookcase, following the reference collection

Please also indicate if you would want the library to purchase a book for your course. Your request will be confirmed by e-mail. As soon as your shelf is ready, you will be notified by our Library Locations & Services department. You will be issued with a course code and a link to the course materials in the Catalogue.

Request forms must be submitted at least five weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.


You may request items from the libraries' collections, or suggest purchases. Audiovisual materials can not be put on course reserve shelves, the Asian Library course shelves being an exception to this rule.


  • UB and Asian Library course reserve shelves: by mail, or at the information desk (Mon–Fri  8h30–17h00)
  • Wijnhaven Library course reserve shelves: by mail, or at the library desk (Mon-Fri 10h00-17h00)

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