Corona measures in LWBIB

Nederlandstalige versie

Functioning in code yellow & orange.


  • You can request books for borrowing. To do so, use the Prepare for loan button in the catalogue. You will be notified as soon as the work is ready for you. You can collect your requested work(s) from the shelves located near the entrance of respectively wing Magnel (collections (applied) linguistics & literature, languages & cultures) or wing Loveling (collections history, art sciences, philosophy and archaeology). The work has already been registered in your name so you can simply take it with you.
  • Scans can also be requested (up to 50 pages). You can request the work by using the button Get a chapter scanned in the catalogue. 
    For educational purposes, lecturers can also have complete works scanned.
  • For renewals, please send an e-mail to
  • Works can be returned by leaving them on the return cart in front of the Magnel or Loveling entrance.
  • If you would like to browse the collection: see below Visiting the library.

Visiting the library

  • The library is open from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m.
  • There is no need to book in advance.
  • Consultation and study in the library is possible but places are limited. The number of available spaces is advertised at the service desks.  You can also check this here.
    Maximum number of visitors:
    • Consultation of the collection:
      • Magnel: 30 persons
      • Loveling: 15 persons
    • Study places:
      • Magnel: 80 persons
      • Loveling: 40 persons
  • Every visitor must register at the reception desk with his or her UGent Student or Staff Card upon arrival and when leaving the library.
    These data will be saved for 2 weeks and can be used for contact tracing.
  • There is currently no time limit on a visit. However, this can be implemented when there is a lot of traffic.
  • The general security guidelines also apply within the library and when collecting/returning works:
    • Mandatory mask (face covering)
    • Disinfect your hands upon arrival
    • When using workstation or scanners: disinfect before and after use
    • Keep at least 1.5m of distance
    • Preferably use the stairs
    • 1 person at a time in the elevator
  • In case of covid-19 symptoms, please postpone your library visit until all your symptoms have disappeared.
Attention: with code red it won't be possible to access the library. We will however continue our scan services.