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Lend and reserve

As a student, you are automatically a member of the media libraries. You can borrow materials on presentation of your valid student card.

  • Books and didactic material: max. 5 / loan period 1 month
  • Bachelor's theses: max. 3 / loan period 1 month

Works on loan can be reserved free of charge.

External parties can only consult on site, not borrow.


Study and group work

You can study in the library without reserving a table. In Bruges, there is also a separate room next to the library to do group work together.

Print and crop

With your student card you can also print, copy or scan documents in the library. Instruction videos can be found on the ICT service's website.

Both libraries have cutting machines and Kortrijk also has a folding machine.

You can request a magazine, article or book from another library. This can be from Howest's other media library or from the library of another college or university.


Lecturers can pass on purchase suggestions for (e-)books, journals, databases, didactic materials... Materials can be loaned by students and teachers after delivery.

Make a suggestion

In the catalogue, you will find books, final works, didactic material, e-books and so much more. The catalogue shows you the physical and digital collection of the Howest libraries.

Don't know where to start? Pop in, our staff will be happy to help you in your search for reliable information.

Consult the catalogue

Audiovisual material

At the media library in Kortrijk, you can lend a lot of audiovisual material (AVM).

Some of the offerings:

  • cameras
  • video cameras
  • Zoom audio recorders
  • Osmo smartphone stabilisers
  • GoPro action cams
  • ...

Soon you will be able to request all your equipment via a new reservation system. In the meantime, please contact media librarian Jan Seynaeve.



At the reception and in the library, you can reserve the podcave to record your own podcast.


Jan Seynaeve
jan.seynaeve [at] (jan[dot]seynaeve[at]howest[dot]be) or kortrijk.bib [at] (kortrijk[dot]bib[at]howest[dot]be)

Monday-Friday 8u15-12u

Consult the Databases

You can find our entire database collection by entering the correct database name in the search bar of our catalogue or by clicking on 'Databases' at the bottom of the same homepage.

To the catalogue

Most important databases

  • Academic Search Ultimate: multidisciplinary database of journals, scientific articles, newspapers, news videos and more
  • Art Full Text: database of fine, decorative and commercial art such as photography, film and architecture
  • Arts Premium Collection: very extensive range of specialised databases on visual arts, design, architecture, music, performing arts...
  • Belgapress: press database of more than 70 national and international written, online and audiovisual sources
  • Business Source Ultimate: economic database with many articles on economics, finance, marketing, business...
  • DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
  • eBook Academic Collection: recent EBSCO eBooks for all courses
  • Education Full Text: scientific database for education students and professionals
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect: multidisciplinary database of Elsevier publishers
  • Google Scholar: search engine to search scientific literature
  • Mediaspecs: database with up-to-date data of all advertising media in Belgium and Luxembourg
  • monKEY: Kluwer database for tax, accountancy and corporate law
  • OECD iLibrary: website of the Organisation for European Cooperation and Development
  • PubMed: search engine that searches the MEDLINE database of references to medical scientific articles
  • SpringerLink: Multidisciplinary database with a wide range of scientific articles and ebooks, also in Dutch
  • Statista: platform with statistics and reports, market insights, consumer insights and business insights
  • Trefzeker: database of Acerta Consult, with information on social legislation and personnel taxation
  • Wiley: multidisciplinary database


The library has the bachelor's theses of many courses from previous years. You can consult these on paper or digitally.

  • Go to our catalogue and click on 'dissertations' and the name of the programme.
  • At the top right, you can sort by year so that you see the most recent theses first.

Click on the title of your choice and you will see where you can find it in the library or how to request it digitally.

Plagiarism control

You can have your own bachelor's thesis checked once for plagiarism.

  • Mail the document as a Word file or as a PDF to kortrijk.bib [at] or brugge.bib [at]
  • One or two days later you will receive the report and you can adjust your references where necessary.

Want more information on the correct way to refer to your sources? Then be sure to check out our page on LEHO on source referencing.

Contact and opening hours

Opening hours can vary due to vacation days or illness.

Campus Bruges Centrum

Campus Bruges Centrum

Sint Jorisstraat 71, 8000 Bruges
Katrien Vanthournout and Elien Beuselinck
brugge.bib [at]
T 050 33 32 68

Opening hours

  • Monday: 8u30 - 17u
  • Tuesday: 8u30 - 17u
  • Wednesday: 8u30 - 17u
  • Thursday: 8u30 - 17u
  • Friday: 8u30 - 12u
Campus Kortrijk Weide - The Penta

Campus Kortrijk Weide - The Penta

Sint-Martens-Latemlaan 1B, 8500 Kortrijk
Eva Vanackere, Isabelle Mignon and Jan Seynaeve
kortrijk.bib [at]
T 056 23 98 81

Opening hours

  • Monday: 8u30 - 17u00
  • Tuesday: 8u30 - 17u00
  • Wednesday: 8u30 - 17u00
  • Thursday: 8u30 - 17u00
  • Friday: 8u30 - 15u30
Campus Oudenaarde

Campus Oudenaarde

Fortstraat 47, 9700 Oudenaarde

  • oudenaarde [at]
  • T 0474 16 49 97

There is no library on the Oudenaarde campus. However, students can request books and journals from the other libraries there. Please use the ILL-form above. There is a return box at the reception desk to return your works.