Additional spaces for work and study

Study areas

Additional areas for study are available to study or to follow online lessons through 25/6/21 (for first session). Study places will also be made available for the second term. These study places are freely accessible from 9 August 2021 (unless otherwise stated), you can look for a place without making a reservation and at any time.

The study areas are freely accessible. You can come to a study place and take a spot without reserving it in advance. Moreover, you can arrive at any time, e.g. if you have free time between two lessons or when you are waiting for transport to go home after class.... 

The study places are arranged so that you always sit at least one and a half meters away from each other.

It is allowed to eat something there. This does not apply to the study places in the libraries. You are not allowed to eat there.

The study areas are organised respecting the rules for physical distancing.

Study places for all students from August 9 2021 on:

Location Adress Number of places Opening hours
Blandijn Cafetaria Blandijnberg 2, Gent 24 8u15-17u30
Foyer Ufo Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, Gent 81 8u-20u
Resto - Cafetaria Coupure Coupure Links 653, Gent 56 8u15-17u30
Resto + leslokaal De Brug Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 45, Gent 138 8u15-17u30
Resto Campus Sterre (S5) Krijgslaan 281, Gent 50 8u15-17u30
Resto Campus Merelbeke Salisburylaan 133, Merelbeke 52 8u15-17u30
Bibliotheek Diergeneeskunde Salisburylaan 133, Merelbeke
22 9u-16u
Boekentoren Sint-Hubertusstraat 8, Gent 8u-20u
Bibliotheek Economie en Bedrijfskunde (attention: available from 23/8/21) Tweekerkenstraat 2, Gent 33 9u-16u30
Bibliotheek Recht en Criminologie Universiteitstraat 4, Gent  40 9u-16u
Bibliotheek Wetenschappen S5, Krijgslaan 281, Gent 62 9u-16u30

Study places: individual admission

Ghent University will continue to provide study and work locations for students who do not have suitable space at home to study or to take online classes. Students who wish to use one of these locations can send a motivated request to

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The Boekentoren and faculty libraries are open to students. You can go there to look up information, consult collections or enjoy studying in a quiet environment.

  • Request the book you are looking for in advance via the library website so we can get it ready for you.
  • If you are returning a book, you can bring it to any library of Ghent University. We will send you an email a few days before it is due.
  • Some books, magazines and documents can only be consulted on site. We have two work stations available for this purpose, to ensure you have enough time and space, for example to consult legal documents or to do research for your paper or master's dissertation. There are two types of work station:
    • Consultation work stations, where you can consult the collections (usually by appointment)
    • Quiet study places 

We also have a very large collection of e-books and e-journals online. You can access these via the library website. Since spring 2020, we have our collection of printed books online has been expanded considerably. Are you looking for something specific in a printed magazine or book? Then we can scan it for you for free.