15 November 2019

Update about access control in the University Library City Centre and Drift buildings

Informatie over de Universiteitsbibliotheek Binnenstad van de Universiteit Utrecht

The University Library City Centre wants to ensure a welcome and safe stay for Utrecht University students, staff and other visitors. That is why this location and the Drift buildings (Drift 21, 23 en 25) have temporarily applied adjusted access control measures since Monday 11 November. After 2 p.m. you may only enter the library and Drift buildings on presentation of a valid proof of identity or student card. This measure will remain so. After a week of monitoring, however, it appears that a wider access to the premises is possible: the University Library and the Drift buildings will be accessible via the main entrance, the underground bicycle park and the inner courtyard from 18 November. The access to the UBB from the Keizerstraat bicycle park will remain closed off.

Inconvenience from groups of youngsters

The reason for the measures are groups of young people that have been causing great inconvenience in the UBB and Drift buildings for some time now. Unfortunately, all previous measures have had insufficient effect so far. That is why the university feels compelled to proceed with the above measures. We understand that the possible inconvenience of a stricter access control can be annoying, but we also count on everyone’s understanding. Utrecht University sets great store by a quiet and safe study environment for all students, staff and visitors.

Starting date and process

The measures are temporary. The effects of the measures will be monitored and any structural safety measures will be examined.