Half-day Tour 6: Utrecht

Libraries: Utrecht University – Science Park

Type of Library: academic

Total Distance Return Trip: 150 km

Meeting Point: Ahoy Rotterdam

Price per person: € 15

Utrecht University – Science Park

Utrecht University has 2 locations – one in the city center and one in the Science Park. That is the one that will be visited. In this location there are more than 285,000 books on the open shelves and the depositories are located here (almost 90 km). The library’s Special Collections are also located in this location. Old books and maps can be viewed in the 6th floor reading room (upon request). The Science Park building was designed by the famous dutch architect Wiel Arets and was opened in 2004.

Our mission is to promote and innovate the sharing of scholarly knowledge. We do this by facilitating making scholarly information findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable on a global scale, primarily for the benefit of the Utrecht academic community as a whole. Important principles in this respect are: open, sustainable, collaboration and digital. Nowadays, the University Library is more than a building full of books. It is also a place to meet other people and exchange knowledge. We are happy to support the academic community with our expertise in providing scientific information.