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Library Guide Medical Sciences: Borrowing
All services and resources provided by the Medical Library
Students and employees of the Radboud University (s- and u-number) can borrow books with their campus card. Employees of the Radboudumc (z-number) can use their Radboudumc staff pass. If you have a UMC-employee card without a barcode, you will need a replacement (Employee plaza, route 528).
RUQuest is a search engine for the collection of the RU University Library, Nijmegen, and for collections of other libraries worldwide.
RUQuest contains printed and digital books, periodicals, journal articles, book chapters and more.
Full text publications can be opened by clicking 'View full text'. Tutorial: RUQuest
The collection of the Medical Library is largely available online. Our print collection is located at different locations:
Here you can find print copies of the core textbooks advised for students medicine and biomedical sciences. The books are only available for consultation in the Medical Library. It is not possible to borrow these books for home use.
Publications in the closed stacks (of the Medical Library) can be requested in RUQuest with the button 'Request item'. Please note! Journal articles are only available for consultation.
Requests from the closed stacks
You will receive an e-mail when a requested publication is ready for pick-up. Requests from the closed stacks of the Medical Library are processed twice a week.
Publications from the closed stacks will remain available for 7 days at the service desk of the Medical Library.
Interlibrary loan (ILL)
When a book or journal article is not available in the Radboud University Library, it is possible to request the item from another library using interlibrary loan (ILL). Additional fees may be charged for this service.
You can request the item yourself via RUQuest with the button 'Request item other libraries' or contact us via Ask Your Librarian for assistance.