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Collaboration with other libraries

To provide our students and staff with the most extensive collection possible, access to a network of libraries is made available to them. This was set up in the context of training courses that are jointly organized. An overview:

A collaboration with Library Hasselt Limburg

Hasselt University students and staff are automatically a member of the Library Hasselt Limburg (cf. the public library in the centre of Hasselt). In October, every new student who is not yet a BHL-member gets a free reader card. 

A collaboration with Maastricht University

Law faculty students (bachelors, masters, PhD students) and Biomedical students (masters, PhD students) automatically receive a visitor card for the Maastricht University Library as well as an UM-account to get access to their electronic sources, even from home. The UM-card and the UM-account remain valid as long as these students are connected to Hasselt University (i.e. they are automatically renewed).

More information about the UM-card can be found on (pdf). In case of problems with your UM-account, it is best to contact the ICTS-servicedesk of Maastricht University ( or 0031 (0)43 388 5555). In order to reset your UM-account, you will need to add a copy of your identity card.

A collaboration with KU Leuven

Students/Staff of the Faculty of Engineering Science are also students/staff of the KU Leuven. As a result, they have access to all the libraries of KU Leuven as well as to all their electronic subscriptions.

Law faculty students don't have off campus access to the e-sources of KU Leuven. However, they can always visit the KU Leuven Law Library and consult these databases on campus. If you want to visit this library, please keep in mind that you need to register once in advance in order to make use of the print, copy, scan, computer and internet facilities as an external user. Visit their registration page to do so. This KU Leuven account gives you your own b-number (username) and a password. More info: