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Library Guide Medical Sciences: Borrowing

All services and resources provided by the Medical Library

 ¬†Borrowing books

gesloten magazijn

  Find and request books

The collection of the University Library (including the Medical Library) can be searched via:

The collection of the Medical Library is largely available online. Our print collection is located at different locations:

  • Medical Library:
    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.
  • Closed Stacks:
    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.

Pick-up times requests from the closed stacks*

You will receive an e-mail when a requested publication is ready for you. Requests from the closed stacks of the Medical Library are processed twice a week.

Request submitted Pick-up time from
Before Monday 13.00 Tuesday 9.00
Monday after 13.00 –
Thursday before 9.00
Thursday 13.00
After Thursday 9.00 Tuesday 9.00

Publications from the closed stacks will remain available for 7 days at the service desk of the Medical Library.

* Please note! Due to coronavirus related measures the Medical Library offer a limited service. Would you like to request a printed work from the closed or open stacks? Please contact us via Ask Your Librarian.

  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.

Systematic review

When you are planning to request a large number of articles for a (systematic) review, the Medical Library can place these requests for you. Please contact us at

For article requests please include:

  • Author, article title, journal title, year, volume, issue, start- and endpage 
  • Please sort alphabetically on journal title
  • Your name, department and cost-heading of the department

The PDF's will be sent to your email and the costs will be billed through to your department.