Request items from the library

This page shows you how to request books, brochures and serials. 
See also how to Request items from archival collections.


'Your List of Requests' now appears at the bottom right corner. There’s a maximum of three items per request, but you may submit multiple requests.

  • Click the 'Submit' button.

NB Clear the list by clicking on 'Remove all', remove a single item by clicking on the X'.


  • A new tab will open with a reservation form and an overview of your selected items.
  • Complete the Reservation Form.

NB Don’t forget to mention the year volume/issue if your request is for a serial.

  • Select the date of your visit (default is the current day until 4 p.m.).
  • Retype the two words at the bottom of the form. NB If you cannot read the words, try a new Captcha by clicking the icon. 
  • Click the 'Reserve' button.


  • You will receive an email confirming your request.
  • The item(s) will be ready for you to consult in the reading room with a copy of the request form.
  • When you return an item, please also enclose the request form.

See also: Rules concerning consultation.

the 'Add to Request List' button fails to appear:

  • The item may be a visual document (photo, poster, etc.). If digitized, images (low resolution scans) of materials are displayed in the catalogue. Only in special cases can original material be viewed, by appointment.
  • The item is already reserved by someone else ('Item already reserved, please contact').
  • The item cannot be consulted due to restrictions on use ('Item not reservable').

the text 'Item not found' appears:

  • Click the 'Refresh' button or press the F5 key
Collections IISG| Foto: Sicco van Grieken
Foto: Sicco van Grieken