All education that is now taught online in block 4, stays online, including work groups. Educational practices that have stopped because they cannot happen online and the guidance of vulnerable students (by study advisors and academic personnel, f.e. with a thesis) will be launched within the space and frameworks currently available. We still have to abide to the time slot given to us by the Cabinet between 11.00-15.00 and after 20.00 o’clock. The Cabinet offers some room for local tailored solutions with regards to times and mobility (in our case within the Utrecht safety region). We are currently in conversation about this with partner institutions, transport companies and mayor Jan van Zanen. Students will receive word no later than the 4th of June from their teacher/mentor about education and mentoring that will be launched on 15 June. 

In addition, we are preparing to be able to offer our education in Block 1 of next year to a large extent online and, where possible, again in our buildings. On Campus, if we can; online, because we can. We are looking for the best hybrid solution. We will determine the priorities for the distribution of the scarce space in consultation with the faculties and study programmes. It goes without saying that education that cannot be provided online will be given priority (labs, internships, etc.). Soon we will establish frameworks and tools for prioritising education in the first semester. Our aim is for students to know where they stand as soon as possible, and for lecturers to be able to prepare for semester 1 before summer starts.

Are you studying at home now and could you use some support? How do you keep up the pace and what about your planning? Discuss it with one of our study coaches. Or are you writing a paper or working on your thesis? You're not on your own. Discuss your text with a writing tutor and work on the structure and style of your text.

On this site you will find manuals and practical information about following lectures via Teams, accessing software via MyWorkplace and online access via Library Access.

Opening in phases

The University Library's office in the USP will reopen on 25 May, for research-related support. This location will be open from Monday to Friday between 13:00 and 16:00 for students and staff of Utrecht University. There is a maximum number of people that can be in the building. At this stage, services are still limited to those related to the physical collection of the library. The desk will be open for lending and collecting library material and  the Special Collections Reading Room can be visited by appointment. Study rooms are not yet available during this period. 

Meanwhile, we are working on a scenario for a partial resumption of the UB's services for study rooms and educational facilities. Decisions on the location in the city centre will follow later. For the sake of clarity: university libraries are not public libraries (for which a separate government policy applies).

Consult publications

The University Library offers you the opportunity to consult a publication. You can make a request by contacting Please list the desired publication(s) and your contact details. The piece will then be sent to you digitally or physically as soon as possible. If a digital version is not yet available, it will be made soon. Special Collections will not be lent out, so you will always only receive a digital copy.

Please bear in mind that this is an emergency facility and that we are working with the minimum staffing level. Therefore, only make a request if it is absolutely necessary and take waiting time into account. We will do our best to process your request as quickly as possible. 

More information

For more information, please refer to the University Library website.

The UU is constantly working on the security of personal data and data. A great deal of attention has already been paid to security on the computers on the UU campuses. Now that we study and teach at home on a large scale, it is even more important to ensure that your own computer or laptop is properly secured as well. That is why you will find practical information about securing your device and data on the webpage on information security.