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Our library is open!

COVID-19 emergency

Our library has adopted a series of measures to protect our staff and users of the library and provide its services in compliance with current legislation and guidelines, adopted by the main national and international library associations.

We ask our visitors to:
– always wear a face mask;
– keep 1.5 m distance of other people;
– wash and disinfect your hands regularly.

For more detailed information about our COVID-protocol, please click here.

Access to the library is allowed only by appointment
Send your request by filling out the online form below: we’ll responding you within two working days and make an appointment for you.
You will be asked to attach a copy of your identity document and a cover letter.

Request to visit the KNIR Library


The URBS Library catalog is of course still available, as is the Discovery Tool Urbis. We would like to remind you that many electronic resources can be accessed through the URBS catalog and through the RUG catalog.
For any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

The direct number to the library is 06/32696223. The library staff may be reached by the following e-mail addresses:
Librarian: Janet L. Mente BA,
Library assistant: Angelo Coccarelli,

If you would like to know more about us, please join our KNIR Bibliotheek Facebook page.

In the month of June and July  the library is open by appointment only. The library remains closed during the month of August and on Dutch and Italian holidays: 1 and 6 January, Easter Monday, 25 and 27 April, 1 May, Ascension, Pentacost, 29 June, 8 July, 15 August, 1 November, 8, 25 and 26 December.


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Please note that this request is not final.

You'll receive a final appointment confirmation from one of our employees.