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Cramming Period - Libraries & study rooms

11 April 2024
Blocus du printemps 2024

From April 22 to June 21, the library applies the "cramming period" policy to help you study in the best conditions.

New: this year, for the entire cramming period, we are extending the opening hours of the 20-Août reading rooms and Health – CHU to 10pm from Monday to Friday. If the number of visitors shows that these hours meet a need, we will consider extending them during the next cramming periods.

During the reading period:

  • Studying in the library is restricted to ULiège and CHU members, due to crowding. Students from other institutions can come and study in the additional study rooms and remain welcome in the library the rest of the year. Always carry your student card, as you may be asked to show it.
  • You must book your seat to study in some of our locations (see below).
  • Additional study areas are available for both ULiège and non-ULiège students. Some of these areas are also open on Saturdays. 

Good to know


Extended opening hours

Reading room (20-Août):

  • Weekdays: 08:30 to 22:00.
  • Saturday: 09:00 to 18:00.

Health – CHU:

  • Weekdays: 08:30 to 22:00.
  • Saturday: 09:00 to 18:00.

Léon Graulich:

  • Weekdays: 08:30 to 20:00.
  • Saturday: 09:00 to 18:00.

Opening hours at our other libraries remain unchanged.

Libraries schedules


Seat reservations

1 - It is mandatory to book your seat in the following locations.

Downtown (20-Août)

Sart Tilman

Seats can be booked for the whole day, up to a maximum of 3 days in advance.

*New: from this session onwards, Book It will allow you to select a specific library location on an interactive map in these three locations. Our booking system will be actived starting April 18.

2 - Upon your arrival, check in to confirm your presence.

Use the QR code located at the seat you booked. Without check-in, your seat will be automatically released within 30 minutes after the beginning of your reservation period.

New: check-in will now only be possible in the vicinity of the library (using your browser's geolocation feature). This is in response to suggestions made during our last survey on seat reservations. If you don't have a smartphone or computer that can do this, please contact the library reception desk: we'll check in for you.

3 - If you're unable to come, cancel your reservation.

Use the link you received in your reservation email. This will free up the space for others.

4 - Check out if you leave your place earlier.

Use this link you received in your reservation email. This will free up the space for others.

Book a seat


Study rooms

From 22 April to 15 June 2024, in addition to the study areas open the rest of the year, additional rooms are available.

  • Downtown (20-Août): room A2/4/12:
    • Weekdays: 08:30 to 21:00.
    • Saturday: 09:00 to 18:00.
    • Closed: from Sunday 5 May to Monday 20 May included.
  • Downtown (20-Août): room A2/5/11:
    • Weekdays: 08:30 to 21:00.
    • Saturday: 09:00 to 18:00.
    • Closed: from Sunday 5 May to Monday 20 May included.
  • Sart Tilman (Agora district): B8 - Room S2 (level +2):
    • Weekdays: 08:30 to 20:00.
    • Saturday: 09:00 to 18:00.
  • Sart Tilman (Hospital district): salle polyvalente (NSP) B35A:
    • Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 9:00pm.
    • Saturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

See all study rooms


Students from other institutions

Due to the large number of students coming during the reading period, study in the library is reserved for members of the ULiège and the CHU of Liège. 

You can come and study in the additional study rooms and benefit from our resources and services (loans, returns, ...). You remain welcome in the library the rest of the year.

We wish you success in your studies!
The ULiège Library team

Photo © G. Meuli

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