600 extra study spaces this weekend

The University Library has swiftly found a temporary solution for the extreme rush during exam weeks. This weekend, the Harmonie Building will be open.

Last Sunday, a large crowd of students was pushing their way into the University Library (UB) to try and get a table in the study paradise. Within minutes, the library was filled to the brim. Ridiculous, says student faction Lijst Calimero. They plan on enquiring into the matter on Thursday with the Board of the University.

The employees at the UB agree with the faction. ‘After the unacceptably busy Sunday this past weekend, we quickly went looking for a temporary solution. We found it’, they announced on the RUG website.

Harmonie Building

This weekend, the Harmonie Building will be open from 9 in the morning until 12 at night. The law library and the former arts library will offer RUG students almost 600 extra spaces to study on Saturday and Sunday.

The cafeteria will be closed however, so you won’t be able to get any sandwiches. That one absolute basic necessity for studying, however, will be available: ‘The building has plenty of coffee machines.’

The UB is looking for other solutions to help in the long term.


On Thursday, RUG board member Jan de Jeu said during the Board of the University meeting: ‘It is our intention to make the Harmonie Building available for as long as the UB is being renovated, which will be over the next year.’