Contact & opening hours

The Vrijhof is home to the library of the University of Twente. The study facilities and service desk located on the second floor of the building are open to students and staff of all faculties of the University of Twente. Other visitors are welcome with a valid library card.

  • Contact

    The University Library service desk is located at the entrance of the library in the Vrijhof. Contact staff members via email, phone or WhatsApp.

    • Email: 
    • Telephone: +31 (0)53 - 489 2777
    • WhatsApp: +31 (0)6 39 458 713 (only during opening hours, no calls please)

    For education and research related matters, please contact the specialists in your faculty.

  • Opening hours

    Please check below for the opening hours of the Vrijhof location of the University Library. 


    • Monday to Friday: 8.30 - 22.00
    • Saturday and Sunday: 9.00 - 20.00


    • Monday to Friday: 8.30 - 23.30
    • Saturday and Sunday: 9.00 - 20.00

    HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDs during exam weeks

    • 21 & 22 October: 9.00 - 22.00
    • 28 & 29 October: 9.00 - 22.00
    • 4 & 5 November: 9.00 - 22.00
    • The opening hours for the holidays from December 2023 and onwards will be announced in the fall 2023
  • Visiting address

    Library University of Twente
    Vrijhof Building
    De Veldmaat 5
    7522 NM Enschede
    The Netherlands

    Location in MazeMap

  • Langezijds (ITC open stacks)


    The ITC Library service desk is located on the first floor of the Langezijds building. For information and help feel free to visit the service desk or contact the information specialists or library student assistents via email or phone. 

    Opening hours

    For the opening hours, please consult this page.

    Visiting address

    ITC Library
    Langezijds Building (first floor)
    Hallenweg 8
    7522 NH Enschede
    The Netherlands

    Location in MazeMap

  • Educafés

    Compulsory literature for study programmes can be found at the Vrijhof and at the Educafés.

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