Studying / group work in the library
Please consult Contact & opening hours.
For information about reserving individual study places, please consult COVID-19: Library services & updates.
Please consult Study facilities.
The University Library offers a Mobile Charge Point for mobile phones and tablets. It can be used for free.
Please consult Study facilities.
accessing, borrowing & using literature
Please consult Borrow books & articles.
Please consult the section on renewing books and articles at Borrow books & articles.
Please consult Ways to access literature
Please consult Purchase literature
- The Van Dale dictionaries in Dutch, English, French and German 2010 are available for download for all University of Twente staff and students.
- The Van Dale online dictionary is available to University of Twente staff and students
- The University Library offers more than 200 paper dictionaries on various subjects and in various languages. Search for the keyword ‘dictionary’ in FindUT to access them all.
You can find Bachelor and Master Theses by other students at UT Student Theses.
Publishers decide whether they place restrictions on ebooks, and if yes, which ones. Not all ebooks are downloadable. Additionally, some ebooks can only be read by one user at a time, and others have a 5% limit for printing or copying.
Publishing & Data Management
Please consult Apply for an ISBN & DOI
A central fund for Open Access publication fees is not available. However, the University of Twente provides options for Open Access publishing at a discount of up to 100%. Please consult Open Access support.
You can upload your bachelor or master thesis at UT Student Theses. After uploading, your thesis will become visible once Content Management has checked all information.
In case of a confidential thesis, after uploading the pdf you can restrict access to this file under “show options”, if necessary with a date for embargo. Did you write your thesis for the BMS faculty? If yes, you need permission from the examination board to upload a confidential thesis. Please consult this page.
Information on submitting your dissertation can be found at Publication doctoral thesis.
Yes, the Data Steward(s) in your faculty can help you with this. Please consult Research Data Management.
Using literature for teaching
Yes, in many cases you can. Please consult Use of copyrighted educational material.
Yes, if you insert a redirect via the proxy server by adding some information to the link. Please consult the section on linking at Use of copyrighted educational material for instruction on editing the link.
Note: if students make use of the options for Off-campus access, they will have access to the content you share, even if you don't edit the link.
Even though you have created the work, when it is a ‘closed’ publication (not Open Access), you transfer (parts of) the exploitation rights to the publisher. It then depends on the agreements with the publisher for what purposes you can use the material, just as with other publications. However, it is often possible to archive the author version (check options per journal here) of your articles in UT Research Information. You could then share a link the link to that version of your article with others.
As a teacher you can list mandatory literature for students in your course description in Osiris. Staff members of Content Management will check if this mandatory literature in Osiris can be made available to students digitally. If this is not possible, alternative options will allow you to share the information in most cases. For more information on this, please consult Purchase literature.
Copyright of your own educational material, like assignments or lecture slides, typically resides with the University, and you can of course use it for your teaching as you would expect. However, many teachers wish to include visual material that is often copyrighted. While the Dutch citation right and educational exception (comparable to the American Fair use principle) allows for copyrighted visual or audio material to be used during lectures to support your teaching, we recommend selecting freely licensed materials (and referencing correctly) for presentations that will be uploaded where possible. For more information, please consult Use of copyrighted education material.
Linking to accessible online material is the best and easiest way to provide students with sources. As long as the material you refer to was not illegally uploaded, linking (or alternatively; embedding) ensures there’s no violation of copyright rules. In general we can distinguish four types of hyperlinks, ranked here in order of reliability. For more information, please consult Use of copyrighted education material.
If you happen to have a copy of material or a website that’s no longer available, the normal rules regarding copyright still apply. Article 16b of the Dutch Copyright Law does state that students are allowed to make a private copy of complete magazines or books that are out of trade (i.e. one can reasonably assume that no copies of the work that’s no longer available online will become available for purchase in the future). An alternative for sharing a copy, could be to link to a website via the Internet Archive.