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Library

A wealth of knowledge and information at your fingertips

We’re here to help you dive deep, research, find inspiration – and quench your thirst for knowledge

Consult the latest research findings, prepare for classes – or simply quench your thirst for knowledge at our world-class library. Our continuously-growing collection of print and online resources spans the whole spectrum of business and management topics. We offer a massive number of books and e-books, an extensive e-journal collection, a wide variety of databases and an extensive selection of national and international media.

Students

Accessing the Vlerick Library

Current students, faculty, researchers and staff alike are welcome to browse our collection and make use of our library services – in person, or online. Graduates and visitors can dive into our wealth of wisdom as walk-in users, and make use of resources on the premises. There are separate arrangements for Vlerick alumni

Finding what you need

Use our search platform to find everything you need. You can run basic or advanced searches of all our books, e-books, journals, academic publications, reports, video and media. Simple searches are possible without logging in.  

Databases and news sources

Databases

We have a wide selection of databases containing company information, company financials, industries and financial markets. You can also access video and media databases to find news articles. 

News sources

Keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in business and society – and make use of our subscriptions to a wide variety of news sources and business magazines. These include the Financial Times and Harvard Business Review. 

Library services

How to borrow books from us

  • First, register free of charge at the library desk on our Ghent campus
  • Borrow up to six books at a time and keep them for up to four weeks. Unless the books have been reserved in the meantime, you can extend the loan period twice. 
  • Make book reservations by phone, email or via our online catalogue, where you can fill out a book request form. Then pick up your book in Ghent at the library desk – or have it delivered to our Brussels or Leuven campus reception desks.  
  • To return books, drop them into one our book delivery boxes in Ghent, Leuven or Brussels. 
  • If a publication is not available in our collection, you can make an interlibrary loan request by filling out the form in our online catalogue – or by sending us an email. This can cost up to €10 – but we’ll let you know before you order if there’ll be a charge. 
  • Please do make suggestions for the library – we want our collection to suit your needs. 

Training sessions

Join one of our regular training sessions to find out how to use our databases and online news resources. Contact the library for dates and topics of upcoming sessions. 

Guides and tutorials

Become a library pro! Use our LibGuides and video tutorials to find out everything you need to know about using the library – including how to use databases, access collections and learn search tips and tricks. 

Ghent campus infrastructure

Library loft

Digital resources are great. But if you’re looking for silence, head to the Library Loft. This cosy space is perfect for work, study and research – or even a relaxing read. Fitted out with sofas and bar stools, it’s like being in a living room – and it’s available during library opening hours. 

The loft also has three flexible desks for silent study or PhD research. Outside opening hours, staff and students can use this inspiring space to work, meet or hold small events. Contact us to reserve it.  

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Location

Find us on the ground floor of our Ghent campus – which you can get to via our main campus entrance. Our librarians are here to help you during normal opening hours. 

Opening hours

Our Ghent campus information desk is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 AM to midday, and then from 1-5 PM. We’re closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays – but our online services are always available. 

Get in touch!