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Borrow books & request articles

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All books, articles and other items in the collection of the University of Twente are indexed in FindUT. Via this 'discovery tool' you can search and borrow items, as well as extend their loan period. If an item is not available in our collection, please fill out the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) form. University Library staff will check if the item can be borrowed from other academic libraries. To check the status of your borrowed items, login to your personal account in FindUT. The physical book collection of the University Library is partly displayed in open stacks at the Vrijhof location and ITC location. The rest of the physical collection is placed in a closed depot in the Vrijhof. Mandatory literature for study programmes can be found at Educafés as well as in the Vrijhof location. 

Find books & articles

To find a book and check if is available to University of Twente staff and students perform a search in FindUT. Filter your search results using the options on the left side of the screen. By default, you only see literature that University of Twente staff and students have direct access to. Check 'Libraries Worldwide' to see all literature indexed in this database.  

Request print books & articles

In your list of search results in FindUT,  the blue view-buttons indicate that the book or article can be accessed online. When a blue view-button is not shown, click on the title of the book or article and do one of the following on the specific page for this work:  

  • If a blue request-button shows up in the section about the specific book or article, click on it to either borrow directly or to ask for a reservation if the book or article is out on loan 
  • If a blue request-button does not show up in the section about the specific book or article, click on 'Library Links' > 'Options (e.g. ILL)' in the upper right corner that redirects you to the Ways to access to literature page  
Pick up requested print books

In the process of requesting a book you can choose a location where you'd like to pick up the item. Please pick up the requested item there, after you have received an email notification about its delivery.

Renew print books

The loan period of items you borrow from the University Library is four weeks. This loan period will automatically be renewed five times, provided there are no reservations by others. After your loan period has been renewed five times, you will receive an email notification.