Library of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences

Location of the library PSBIB

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Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41 Blok T2

9000 Gent

Contact: psbib@ugent.be or 09/264.68.93

For orders: psbiborders@ugent.be

For loans: psbibrappels@ugent.be

The faculty library opened its doors for the public in the new dwelling in campus Technicum, on Monday September 27th 2021.  Four former departmental libraries merged into one faculty library with one collection, universal services and a unique and large space.

This integration goes hand in hand with a (re)newed mission for the faculty library (in Dutch) of political and social sciences, approved by the Faculty council on October 14, 2020.  In the coming months and years, this mission will be put into practice gradually, but a first step is the commissioning of a new space and new services. 

Opening hours Academic Year 2021-2022

The library is open from Monday till Friday between 9 am and 5 pm.

The library will be closed on Tuesday the 5th of July all day.

Annual holiday (library closed): from Monday July 18 until Friday July 22

More details: opening hours

And what about Corona?

At the moment there are no restrictions. The library is bound by the regulations of the Rectorate concerning COVID and are therefor conditional. Check the general regulations of the university on Coronameasures@Ugent

Disinfectant will be available at the entrance and in the reading room.

Services

You are very welcome for :

  • 147 study spaces (no reservation needed)
  • 7 meeting rooms for consultation, group work, with different capacities. Reservation can only made online. Check availability online.  Check the conditions for usage of meeting rooms.
  • A print book collection of more than 350 running meter, for the four departments of the faculty, all available for loan and chapter scan (via http://lib.ugent.be).
  • Academic journals, newspapers and general magazines.
  • Interbibliothecair leenverkeer: aanvragen via https://lib.ugent.be/en/info/ill
  • Help for all your information searches.
  • And so much more...

Make a reservation of a meeting room

Seven meeting rooms can be used by students and staff of UGent, providing they have a working UGent email. Reservations only online  .

When making a first time reservation, you will need to make an account, using your UGent email. After registration, (you may choose your own password), you will receive a mail with a confirmation link. Your account will only be made active after you have clicked on this confirmation link. Next, log on to the site, choose your date and time, and pick one of the available rooms. Please check your reservation is made for the correct date and time!

All rooms have a large monitor on which you can share your laptop to work together in groups. You can obtain a HDMI-cable at the front desk.

Please bear in mind that meeting rooms are intended to work together in group or to have a meeting. Individual use for study will not be allowed and reservations may be cancelled by staff if you use a room individually.

A few general rules

  • Eating in the library and library meeting rooms is not allowed.  
  • We allow drinks only in sealable bottles or containers.
  • The library is a study environment. Please keep you noise levels down and have consideration for others working in the library.
  • Please throw away waste and garbage in the appropriate bins near the entrance and in the reading room.

Literature search

The library has a specific print book and journal collection. But you can also use the vast collections of other faculty libraries and the Book tower. A joint catalogue is available via http://lib.ugent.be. You may also find some links to the most important databases for the faculty (always use Athena of VPN when you are not on campus or connected to the UGent Wifi).

Do you need Qualtrics for research and assignments, please go to central Qualtrics environment.

Instruction

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Specific instructions can be planned throughout the year.  Check our pages for more info.

Research tips

For tips on searching research literature (books, journals, database,...), writing of an academic paper or dissertation, publishing, presenting research results, critical reading of literature, scientific integrity and research financing, go to https://onderzoektips.ugent.be

The library team

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Els Casteels Virginie De Clercq Chantal Tant Stijn Meersseman
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Astrid Vanden Brande Tanneke Van de Walle Koen Vanrumste

Practical information

Books are ordered on the shelves using Library of Congress codes. These codes (comprising on or two letters, a number and possibly a third number) refer in a concise way to the themes of our research departments. References to books can be found in the catalogue. If a book is in another faculty library, you will find the correct address an d opening hours. Some books have to be taken from a depot, you may request it via the catalogue as well (along with scans of book chapters) (see: http://lib.ugent.be/en.

Library regulation

Did you notice an error or something unclear on this page or do you have another question or comment, please send an email to psbib@ugent.be