Call: Keep studying, keep communicating!

(19-03-2020) UGent strictly follows the recommendations of the government and focuses on telework and digital teaching methods. We call on the students to keep on studying and, above all, keep on communicating!




The government wants to reduce contacts between potentially infected and healthy people in order to delay the further spread of the corona virus.
UGent is following strictly the recommendations of the government and therefore immediately applied teleworking as much as possible.


As a result, our secretariat will be closed in the coming days and the library in the Korte Meer offers a minimum service. Our professors and assistants remain available via e-mail
We offer the lectures and workshops in an alternative digital way and the practical assignments continue (unless otherwise stated).

So don’t forget to keep on studying and, above all, keep on communicating!

View the current information and UGent guidelines concerning the coronacrisis.

Info libraries Faculty of Political and Social Sciences

The faculty libraries (Korte Meer / Universiteitstraat) remain closed until further notice.

It is not possible to borrow or return printed materials, as well as books from other libraries. If you currently have books, don't worry: the loan terms have already been extended for everyone to at least 25 May. This will be extended further, if necessary, depending on the opening date of the libraries.

However, it is possible to request scans of articles or book chapters. This can be done via

Take the following points into account:

  • Always provide as specific information as possible:
    • For articles: correct name of magazine, year, volume, pagination and title of the article. For this Google scholar can be a good tool to find this information.
    • For book chapters: title and author of the book, title of the chapter and exact pagination. You can often go to Google Books for this (where tables of contents are usually freely available).
  • In case of insufficient information you will first be contacted for additional information. The more complete your application, the faster you will be helped.
  • Scans are made on site once or twice a week by the staff of the libraries. It can therefore take a few days before your request is answered.
  • Journal articles to be requested via the ILL button on the webcatalogue (  Pleas fill in as much information as possible to guarantee a quick reply.
  • Book chapters can also be requested via the button on the catalogue (as of next week).  Meanwhile, send your request for book chapters to (with as much identifiying information as possible).  Bear in mind that only chapters or parts of books will be scanned (max. 50 scanned pages).  To guarantee a swift delivery, pleas look up the pages of the requested chapter(s) on Google of via (you may find some tables of content in there).
  • ILL requests for printed books from other libraries cannot physically be delivered to the applicant.  Allways indicate the required pages, so we can try to obtain scans instead.
  • Requests for book form other UGent libraries will be met with a scan of the required pages (please indicate the wanted chapters/pages).

Databases and other online resources remain available (always use the web browser within Athena !!!).

The library can be reached at .  Please accept possible delay in the response.


We apologize for the inconvenience due to these exceptional circumstances.

 The library team

Info AV center

The AV center will be closed until at least May 3.
If you are a student from the master Journalistic practice or Audiovisual production techniques, please follow the messages on Ufora.

Please contact in case of questions.

Info Film Plateau

Kask cinema is closed until at least May 3.

Canceled events

Hands-On Digital

Given the worldwide outbreak of the corona virus, it was decided to cancel the second edition of 'Hands-On Digital'.

Francqui Chair 2019-2020 Prof. dr. Dr. Esther Rozendaal

Given the worldwide outbreak of the corona virus, it was decided to cancel the inaugural class.