Borrowing and making reservations


 The maximum number of items you can borrow is 10 at each Ghent University library. You can use your Ghent University identification as a library card. The loan period is 4 weeks for students and 6 months for members of staff. You can renew the loan period of an item up to three times, unless another patron has reserved the item.

Renewals can be done:

  • Online by logging in to (choose ‘My loans’ and click ‘Renew’)
  • At the service desk in the library
  • Through an email to
  • Over the phone on 09 331 33 75 (Magnel) or on 09 331 33 89 (Loveling)

Making reservations

In the catalogue you can find whether and until when an item is on loan. Just below the library location number of an item on loan, you’ll find a blue button to reserve the material. The current reader then receives an email notification with the request to return the work as soon as possible. You will receive a confirmation email when the item is available for you at the library.