Visit our library

Our Library is closed till 3 December 2020, following the new measures by the Italian government.

KNIR follows Italian laws and international recommendations to keep you safe.
If you wish to access the KNIR library collection, just follow these three simple steps:

1. Make an appointment
Send your request for an appointment via the button at the bottom of the page. The library staff will answer your request in one working day by email or phone.

2. Come to KNIR

Come with a disposable latex mask and gloves to wear before entering. Important: don’t forget your letter of presentation and document, please! The KNIR staff will welcome you, inviting you to sanitize your hands with the hydro-alcoholic solutions available, accompany you to the library and assign you a place. Follow the directional signs to move inside the KNIR.

3. Leaving KNIR

Put the material used in the plastic bag provided by the KNIR and follow the library staff to the exit. Please, note that for safety reasons, the following services or materials are temporarily unavailable:
• access to special collections;
• use of air conditioning;
• coffee and water distributors (you can bring your own bottle).

We apologize for the inconvenience.
Instead of photocopies or scans, we suggest that you use Tiny Scan, for reproducing pages you need.
We remind you that you are personally responsible for following copyright rules.

• sanitize your hands regularly during your stay at KNIR and before using library material;
• cover your mouth and nose with your elbow, before sneezing or coughing;
• not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth.

For more detailed information, please click here.

Make an appointment


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.