Access to libraries
The libraries of the KU Leuven are accessible to everybody, after registration. When you register, a legitimation to state your visitor type will be asked (studentcard, card for staff members, ID-card, etc.).
Access regulations have to be observed. These rules are not the same for all libraries. Therefore, we advise you to check the information for a specific branch library by visiting its website.
Loan terms are not the same for every library. Wherever loan is permitted, this is free.
|Visitor||Day card||Year card||Registration|
|KU Leuven and Associatie KU Leuven|
|KU Leuven student||with student card|
|KU Leuven staff||with staff card|
|Associatie KU Leuven student||for free||to renew every academic year|
|Associatie KU Leuven staff||for free||to renew every academic year|
|University Hospitals KU Leuven staff||with staff card|
|Paid member of the KU Leuven Alumni Association||for free||to renew every year|
|Friends of the University Library||for free||to renew every year|
|Centrum voor Levende Talen student and staff||for free||to renew every academic year|
|Instituut voor Levende Talen student and staff||for free||to renew every academic year|
|Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School student and staff||for free||to renew every academic year|
|UCL - Université Catholique de Louvain student and staff||for free||to renew every academic year|
|Students other institutions for education||€ 2,50 + € 5,00 warranty||€ 15,00||to renew every academic year|
|Other external visitors||€ 2,50 + € 5,00 warranty||€ 25,00||to renew every year|
- A day card (for occasional library use without loan facilities) is strictly personal and gives access to all libraries of the KU Leuven for one day. The tariff includes a warranty of € 5 which will be paid back upon return of the card before closing time of the library where the card was obtained.
- A year card not only gives you access but also gives you loan facilities. Loan facilities can differ in some libraries. Whenever loan is permitted, it is for free.
- The reader card cannot be used by another person and has to be shown at the request of the library staff. A lost library pass can be replaced, after payment of an administration fee of € 7,00.
- In case of damage or loss of documents on loan the purchase cost of the document, as well as the fine for overdue documents, will be invoiced to the customer. In case of non-payment KU Leuvens juridical service will be called in.