MAASTRICHT. There will be no access restrictions at the university library in the city centre. Although formally this library does not have a public function, the Executive Board and the deans wants to keep the building open for outsiders. They also reckon that the number of non-UM library users is manageable. Students think differently about this. In the latest law faculty council meeting, students complained again about the overcrowded library, as they did in the autumn. They claimed, among other things, that there were too many secondary-school pupils.
So no turnstiles, like in the past, when only UM pass holders were admitted to the building. Building manager Yvette Froeling: “What we will do, is continue to monitor the use. In really busy periods, we will continue to discourage secondary-school pupils from using the university library locations at those times. We will refer them to alternative places, such as Centre Céramique.”
The number of study spaces has been increased over the past few years, for example with learning spaces in a building at the Tapijn site, in the SSC at the Bonnefantenstreet, and recently in the new sports centre in Randwyck. Classrooms in faculties are also regularly made available during busy exam periods.