The collections

The University Library houses collections related to the different faculty disciplines at Maastricht University, a central background collection and heritage collections.

Faculty collections

The University Library started with the acquisition of the Jesuit Library in 1974. This library contains a broad humanity collection, which is closely related to today’s educational and research activities at Maastricht University.

  • The library for Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML), Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN), the Academic Hospital Maastricht (azM/MUMC+) and the University of Midwifery Education & Studies Maastricht (AVMU) is located at Universiteitssingel 50 in Randwyck.
  • The library for Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS), Business and Economics (SBE), Science and Engineering (FSE) en Law (FL) is located in the city center of Maastricht: Grote Looierstraat 17.

You will find all collections related to education in the Learning and Resource Centres. Next to that, the library holds a huge research collection for its faculties.

The collection holds: (e) books, (e) journals and databases, which can be found in the Online Library  . The current hard copy collection is available in the open stacks. Older books and journals are in our repository.

Faculty specials  

  • FL: ‘Wetsets’ (law sets) are dossiers clustering all Dutch official documents relating to a particular act (whether or not complete) according to dossier number. These cover the period 1980 to 2001
  • SBE: Statistics and company data  

Ordering literature

Would you like the library to order a particular book? Submit an online recommendation  .

General collection
This collection contains reference works and other content related to other disciplines than those related to a Maastricht University faculty such as language, statistics, sociology and education.

Heritage collections
The University Library owns heritage collections; special collections from the past, with important value for today’s society, education and research.

Find the collections in the library

Here you will find the floorplans   of the Inner City Library and the Randwyck Library.