Beginning in academic year 2012-2013, new rules will come into effect regarding the accessibility of Master’s theses. This includes a new requirement stipulating that a student must submit a summary, written for a non-specialist audience, alongside his/her Master’s thesis. The summary, as well as information over the title, author, and promoter, will be made publically available via the library catalogue (for theses with a final mark of 10/20 or higher).
Master’s theses with a final mark of 15/20 or higher will be made available to the press via the Communication Office. The Communication Office will channel any questions from the press regarding a given thesis to the student and will also inform the student’s promoter.
As before, the full-text versions of Master’s theses (with a final mark of 10/20 or better) will remain protected and will be accessible only with a valid u- or s-number.

19/09/2011 – AC nr. 408 – Doc.nr. I.4.4

With the recent launch of the new KU Leuven web desing and the launch of Limo earlier in the academic year, we have seized the opportunity to revise the University Libary website. Since yesterday you can look at the result so far.

A new approach are our pages specifically aimed at “students” and “research“. The purpose of these is to highlight certain content on our webiste that is particularly relevant to these user groups.

Note: from now on the University Library blog is replaced by a news function within our website.
As always, with this revision we hope to improve your user experience. Comments are welcomed at e-bronnen@bib.kuleuven.be.

Throughout this revision we have been working together closely with the Biomedical Library (also launching a new website today) and the Arenberg Campus Library to harmonize the structure and content of the websites.

On Monday February 6th Limo – the University Library’s search portal – will be unavaible from 7.00 AM until 12.00 AM due to maintenance works.

In October 2010 the museum M organised the exhibition Mayombe, masters of magic on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Congolese independence. At the same time, they issued a catalogue edited by Jo Tollebeek, together with Mark Derez, Liesbet Nys, Eline van Assche, Hein Vanhee en Anne Verbrugge. This book has now been awarded with the important Prix international du livre d’art tribal. The internationally renowned French Tribal Art Magazine allied itself with the prestigious auction house Sotheby’s, and assembled a jury of mainly Parisian specialists. This jury rewarded this substantial and magnificently published book with the award for showing the colourful and at times surprising objects from Mayombe, a region north of the river Congo, as well as for putting them into their historical, artistic and etnographic context.


Best wishes for the new year from the University Library. We look forward to a continued support in your study or research during 2012.

For students we take the opportunity to draw attention to the Studying in Leuven page for the coming study and exam period.

Due to technical issues Limo currently provides incomplete search results from the K.U.Leuven collections. Only results from Primo Central (i.e. a selection of our licensed e-sources) are presented.  Documents from Lirias and our paper collections are currently not searchable through Limo.
If needed you can temporarily consult the old LIBISng catalogue for these documents.

Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Since yesterday the K.U.Leuven access to the Elsevier ScienceDirect platform is available again.