to get there
Friday 8 July 2005, lunch will be served in the Public Library of
followed by a short lecture and tour around the library building.
From 15.00 h that afternoon, conference members have the opportunity to visit
one of the University of Groningen libraries from the list below. Members can register for one of
these guided tours on the first day of the conference week.
(and direct link to website)
across the Academy Building, the University Library sits on the spot
where exactly 390 years ago the first library of the Academia
Groningana was built.
The University Library (UL) and the faculty libraries together make up
the Library of Groningen University. The entire library contains 2.4
milion books and journals of which more than 1.5 are located in the
In the UL there are a large number of reading rooms where a core
collection of books for each discipline is located. The rooms are also
an excellent place to study and provide seating accommodations for
almost 1600 individuals; for students who prefer more privacy, there
are a number of closed carrels and smaller rooms.
Another important facility for students is the Electronic Library,
located on the first floor. Over a hundred work stations are located
there for consulting catalagues, CD-ROMs, and on-line databases. Word
processing and Internet are also provided; access to these programs is
limited to the students and staff members of the University of
Faculty of Arts library
||The Faculty of Arts library’s
mission is to provide high-quality information and service especially
for researchers, lecturers and students of the Faculty of Arts.
The library maintains a printed collection of books and periodicals
(some 120,000 items). The increasing use of audiovisual media in
teaching demands new facilities. The library’s auditorium meets part
of this demand. The library has over 250 reading places; a number of
them have a network connection.
Our information specialists teach students how to use the library
facilities and give courses and training in information skills within
the framework of a study programme. Also refreshment courses in
information skills for faculty are given.
The Faculty of Arts library focuses on purchasing next to
electronic bibliographic databases, full-text journals, knowledge
banks, text or language corpora, dictionaries and museum catalogues,
and (streaming) audiovisual information. Within the RUG-Combine
project, the library is working on the integration of information
sources and search options. Spring 2005 some ‘Information portals’
for the Faculty’s disciplines have been launched. The library has a
number of so-called seminar shelves.
The library participates in Connecting Africa, a service
that provides access to African research information and materials
produced in the Netherlands.
||The Library of the Faculty of Law is
situated in the "Harmonie" building nearby the University
Library and Academy building.
The Law Library offers its users an in-depth, up-to-date
collection, which supports the scientific research and teaching
requirements of the Faculty.
The collection holds some 67.000 volumes (books, periodicals and
loose-leaf publications, licenses for on-line databases and CD-ROMs
The collection covers Dutch and foreign national law, European Law,
Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal Public Administration,
International Private Law and Public International Law. The European
Documentation Centre (EDC) is an integrated part of the Law Library
and holds a special collection of official publications of the EU.
The Law Library is part of the university library network; this
network runs the OPAC and is connected to the Dutch Central Catalogue
(NCC) and several national and international catalogues.
After a recent renovation the Law Library provides numerous study
places, study carrels, an instruction room with 24 computers which
have access to several databases.
The Library participates in the Faculty’s "information
competence programme", which is a part of the curriculum. In
close cooperation with the faculty staff the Library is teaching
students in information skills through workshops, classes and
Medical Library of The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
||Patients go to the UMCG for basic care as well as highly specialist
top clinical and top reference care, such as organ transplants,
complex neuro-surgery, neonatology, clinical genetics. All medical
specialties are represented, as well as education programs for all
The UMCG is a conglomerate of spectacular buildings, joined by
several promenades under glass roofs.
The Central Medical Library offers services for both staff and
- Access to full text articles
- Access to (bio)medical databases
- Helping with (re)searching or doing the searching for you(First
Aid-post for Searching)
- Literature search (extended)
- Alerting services
- Citation analysing
- Advice and help in handling and processing references (Reference
- Helping in obtaining the publications (document delivery)
- information on new acquisitions
- an overview of medical and nursing sources and resources on the
- electronic helpdesk
Faculty library of Behavioural and Social Sciences
||The Library is part of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social sciences (in Dutch: PPSW). The faculty provides high-quality education and research, covering the entire range of behavioural and social sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Educational sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Movement Sciences). The faculty facilitates education for about 2500 students and conducts both fundamental and applied research. This research is performed in three research institutes. The faculty employs about 500 people.
This faculty is housed in a complex of linked buildings around to the former Horticultural Gardens of the University of Groningen. The Library is situated in the Heymans building (Grote Kruisstraat 2/1) and has a magnificent view over the old garden.
The library provides electronic access to an increasing number of bibliographic databases, electronic journals and other full-text documents. In the library there are computer and study facilities for students and staff. The book collection consists of about 80.000 copies, 500 subscriptions to journals and over 8.300 doctoral theses and research reports.
In co-operation with the educational staff, the library organizes a variety of instructions throughout the study. For example ‘doing literature search for bachelor students’ and ‘working with Reference Manager’.
Together with the Archives and Documentation Centre of Dutch Psychology, the library maintains the Dutch Psychology Library, a special collection about the history of psychology and pedagogy in the Netherlands.
|Libraries of the Faculties of Theology
Faculty of Theology, founded in 1614, is one of the oldest
faculties of the University of Groningen (RUG). The faculty is located
in a historic building in the heart of Groningen. The faculty is
small, full of atmosphere and is nationally and internationally
renowned for its high quality of teaching and research.
July 2004 the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of
Groningen moved into three late medieval and early modern houses with
an attached new wing on the Oude Boteringestraat in the heart of
Groningen. The library pulls together several rooms from two of these
houses to form a reception (for borrowing books, questions and other
information), and areas for selfstudy, study and reference, and for
the book catalogue. The book collection itself has been placed in the
central area. Reference works and current issues of journals have been
arranged around the reading table. This area houses the readers and
required literature for course work, as well. There is a copying
machine for material which may not be borrowed.
The faculty collection has 10,000 volumes and 90 subscriptions to
journals (mostly in print). It is maintained through the specific
requests of the members of the three constituent departments of the
faculty: History of Philosophy, Practical Philosophy, and Theoretical
Philosophy. They order those publications necessary for their own
research and for teaching their courses. Of course, there is an
interaction between what is ordered for research and for teaching.
The open stacks are organised along recently renewed lines which
mirror the tripartite structure of the Faculty. At present much energy
is being devoted to a complete renumbering of the collection along
these new lines. Until this work has been completed, both the old and
the new scheme should be used to access the collection.
Faculty library of Economics / Management and Organisation and
library is situated on the ground floor of the WSN Building on the
Zernike Science Campus. The library also houses the collections of
Mathematics and Computing Science.
We offer you:
- an up to date collection of 75.000 books, 2.200 journals
(electronic and printed) and reference works,
- access to different catalogues and electronic databases,
- facilities that allow you to search for literature on a certain
- supply of documents from different (foreign) libraries,
- 250 study places,
- IT-room with 30 computers,
- library instruction,
- home access to most of the electronic journals and files,
- electronic information service,
- library module in Nestor/Blackboard.
The primary target groups for the library are the students and
staff of three faculties: the Faculty of Economics (FEW), the Faculty
of Management and Organization (FBK) and the Faculty of Spatial