Booking a study space

You can study in the library again. However you will need to book a place in advance. You can do that online, no more than two days in advance and for one time slot per day.

The recently announced relaxation of the coronavirus measures means that from Thursday 19 November the Central Library and all local branches will again be open for borrowing and returning books and other library materials. Some branches will also be making (more) study spaces available again. Do bear in mind that the study desks in the local branches are not silent spaces. There are silent spaces available on the 5th floor of the Central Library.

The number of study desks however remains limited. You are kindly requested to book no more than one time slot per day because we want to enable as many people as possible to study in the library. Similarly, please only make use of the library study areas if you are unable to study at home.

Please note that the hours during which the study areas can be used may sometimes differ from the general opening hours of the library. Sometimes the library will open in the morning only for people who have booked a study desk while the branch will open for other services later in the day.

Check below for the times when a study space may be used or go to this page to see the library opening hours for normal service.

To make a booking

You can book a study space or work station as follows:

  1. Use the links shown in the list below to make a booking;
  2. Take the confirmation e-mail (electronic or printed) with you to the library;
  3. After showing the mail you will be given a ticket;
  4. Find a place to study.

Time slots per library

Bibliotheek Tijdsblokken
Centrale bibliotheek Maandag: 12:00-16:00 en 17:00-20:00
Dinsdag t/m vrijdag: 9:00-14:00 en 15:00-20:00
Zaterdag: 9:00-13:00 en 14:00-17:00
Zondag: 12:00-17:00
Reserveer bij deze bibliotheek
Escamp Maandag t/m vrijdag: 9:00-13:00 en 14:00-17:00
Zaterdag: 10:00-13:00 en 14:00-17:00
Reserveer bij deze bibliotheek
Leidschenveen Maandag t/m vrijdag: 9:00-13:00 en 14:00-17:00
Zaterdag: 12:00-17:00
Reserveer bij deze bibliotheek
Scheveningen Maandag t/m vrijdag: 9:00-13:00 en 14:00-17:00
Zaterdag: 11:00-13:00 en 14:00-17:00
Reserveer bij deze bibliotheek
Segbroek Maandag t/m vrijdag: 9:00-13:00 en 14:00-17:00
Zaterdag: 11:00-13:00 en 14:00-16:00
Reserveer bij deze bibliotheek
Transvaalkwartier Maandag t/m vrijdag: 9:00-13:00 en 14:00-17:00
Zaterdag: 12:00-17:00
Reserveer bij deze bibliotheek
Wateringse Veld Maandag t/m zaterdag: 12:00-17:00
Reserveer bij deze bibliotheek
Ypenburg Maandag t/m vrijdag: 9:00-13:00 en 14:00-17:00
Zaterdag: 12:00-17:00
Reserveer bij deze bibliotheek

During your visit to the library please remember to observe the coronavirus measures which apply. You are strongly urged to wear a face mask, including when using the study areas and work stations. This will be mandatory from 1 December 2020.