IHE Delft’s library provides access to over 25,000 titles and is equipped with on-line connections to a worldwide network of libraries. There is also a reading room offering many international journals.

The library is open to all IHE Delft students and staff, and to visitors by appointment. The services provided by the library include lending out books, requesting articles and other materials through the inter-library loan system and providing assistance in searching the electronic catalogue, research skills and referencing guidelines workshops. 

WorldCat Local provides single-search access to all holdings from the IHE Delft library collection.

Borrowing & renewing loans

A maximum of ten items may be borrowed from the library at any one time. The maximum loan period is 21 days, renewable up to a maximum of 42 days. Reference works, MSc theses, bound and non-bound periodicals and materials bearing a green sticker may not be borrowed. By using their library card to borrow items from the library, borrowers agree to be responsible for those items, including the cost of replacing lost or damaged items. Renewals can be made online by using the borrower information function within the catalogue or by sending an email to

The Catalogue

The library collection is accessible through an electronic catalogue, which is searchable by author, title (word) and subject, as well as by boolean operators. Both IHE Delft students and staff have access to the Library catalogue. Upon registration IHE Delft students receive a registration card which can also be used to borrow items from the library collection. IHE Delft Alumni shall be able to access the pdf collection of Master theses from May 2018.

Opening hours

IHE Delft's library is open from Monday to Friday.

Reference desk and books depot: 09.00 to 17.30 hours.

Reading room: 09.00 to 20.00 hours.

Online resources

Open access to online resources as well as resources that are available on the IHE Delft premises (or through remote authentication) are listed here.


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