Partner institutes

Scientific knowledge is increasingly being shared on a global scale. By collaborating, we are contributing to a generic infrastructure that makes scientific resources accessible to all.


The library collaborates with other Maastricht organisations such as the Maastricht City Library*, the Jan van Eyck Academy, Dominacanen Bookstore and the Regional Historic Center Limburg in showing and using each others collections, and in joint projects promoting the collections.
(*website is only available in Dutch at this moment.)

The library also acts as the library of the Open University (OUNL)  and the Maastricht UMC+ (MUMC+) / azM, and provides library services to the University of Midwifery Education & Studies (AVMU) of Zuyd University of Applied Science.


The library collaborates with:

  • other Dutch university libraries and the Royal Library in a UKB consortium. This collaboration is reflected in the collective procurement of scientific books and journals. The UKB also enables users to borrow material from international collections. 
  • academic medical libraries in CAMBIN.


  • Maastricht University works with Hasselt University on joint programmes and research projects within the transnational University Limburg (tUL) (website is only available in Dutch). To support students and academic staff, the library has also partnered with the Hasselt University Library  enabling staff and students to make use of both university collections in the joint programmes.  
  • The Maurits Sabbe Library at the Catholic University of Leuven, where part of Maastricht University’s Jesuit Collection is exhibited.
  • The library is a member of LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche). LIBER represents the interests of scientific libraries across Europe.
  • The library also collaborates bilaterally with other libraries to offer internships and scholarships. 

Library services for the transnationale universiteit Limburg (tuL)

As a tUL student or employee you have two university libraries at your service in Maastricht and Hasselt. 

The use of various electronic sources (catalogues, bibliographical databases, e-journals) is limited to the Diepenbeek and Maastricht campuses because of licensing conditions. You can borrow or consult resources from both libraries using a library card. It is also possible to request literature that is not presently on site via the interlibrary loan system.

The catalogues of both libraries can be accessed on the library homepages:

They provide information about the borrowing conditions, interlibrary loans and opening times.