Which membership is best for you?

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Utrecht Public Library is a place where you can read, borrow items and acquire knowledge. It’s also where you can work, hold meetings, study and relax. There are hundreds of activities every month - ranging from film to theatre, from experimenting in the Lab to making music and doing crafts in the Atelier, and from visiting a language café to a seniors evening. Plenty for young and old.

Always close by

Utrecht Library is open seven days a week. With 13 branches in the region, you’ll always find a library close by. We look forward to welcoming you.

Visiting Utrecht Public Library in times of corona

Please take note of our Coronavirus Guidelines (Dutch only).

Want to get more out of your library visit? Then become a member!

You can always visit Utrecht Library to read, relax and meet other people*. Would you like to get even more out of the library? Then become a member. You’re sure to find a membership option that’s right for you.

The membership you choose depends on how often you borrow items and whether, for instance, you want to use the computer.

Benefits for members

  • borrow and return items at all library branches in Utrecht
  • borrow books, e-books, audiobooks, films and television series free of charge
  • reserve and extend items online for free
  • use the internet or the computer free of charge or at a discount
  • participate in up to 5,000 Utrecht Library activities per year free of charge or at a discount

Special offer

From the 11th of octobre till the 21st of november we have a special offer for you. Instead of paying € 55 you pay only € 30 for our standard membership during this period. So become a member now!

Under 18 | Jeugd | Free

No limit on items read or borrowed
• No limit on items borrowed
• Unlimited e-books and audiobooks
• No reservation fee at Utrecht Public Library
• 1 hour of free computer use per day

18 to 25 | Jong | Annual fee €25

Low-cost, many features
• No limit on items borrowed
• Up to 6 e-books and 6 audiobooks per year
• No reservation fee at Utrecht Public Library
• 4 hours of free computer use per day

Standard / Flex | Standaard / Flex | Annual fee €55

Full membership
• No limit on items borrowed
• Unlimited e-books and audiobooks
• No reservation fee at Utrecht Public Library
• 4 hours of free computer use per day
• Take Flex and pay quarterly fee of €14

Light | Klein | Annual fee €32,50

For occasional lenders
• Borrow up to 20 items per year
• Up to 6 e-books and 6 audiobooks per year
• No reservation fee at Utrecht Public Library
• 1 hour of free computer use per day

NUpas

borrow without a subscription

• € 2 borrow fee for one item
• 50% discount on printing charges and computer use
• One-off library card fee of € 2.50
• Top up your card with any amount
• For sale at the information desk or go to the website

Standard Digital | Digitaal standaard | Annual fee €42

On smartphone, e-reader or tablet

• from 18
• unlimited e-books and audiobooks

Light Digital | Digitaal klein | Annual fee €21

Occasional lenders

• from 18
• Borrow up to 6 e-books and 6 audiobooks per year

E-books

You can download an e-book onto your device for 21 days. After 21 days it will no longer open. E-books cannot be renewed at present, but it is possible to borrow them again.

Register online

You can register online (except Standard and Light Digital memberships) or at the Library. Be sure to bring a valid passport, ID or driving license on your first visit. Membership is for one year (except Flex membership) and is extended automatically. 

As a member you are entitled to…

  • Borrow up to 10 items simultaneously for 3 weeks each. Sprinters are available for 1 week.
  • Renew borrowed items twice (unless reserved).
  • Borrow and return at any public library in Utrecht province, except Nieuwegein.
  • Take online courses free.
  • 50% discount on printing and photocopying charges.

The Bibliotheek Wise app

Reserve and renew anytime, anywhere. The Library on your phone! Download the Bibliotheek Wise app: