Ghent University Library

Ghent University Library

The Ghent University Library is located in the city of Ghent, Belgium. It serves the university community of students and scholarly researchers. [ [ University Library Ghent: Catalogues ] ]

The library has evolved in recent years, focusing on decentralization and networking rather than a central facility. Some collections of books are to be found in the faculty libraries; but some books are conventionally gathered together in the University library. [ [ Universiteitsbibliotheek Gent - Algemeen ] ] A range of electronic resources are available within the UGent network as part of a "digital library." [ [ Central Library Ghent University : E-sources ] ]

The Library has joined with Google in digitizing books which will then be made accessible via the Internet. [ [ UGent + Google digitizing books partnership] ]

The chief architectural feature of the library is the Book Tower ("Boekentoren"), designed by Henry van de Velde. [ [ Universiteitsbibliotheek Gent - Algemeen ] ]


ee also

* Google Books Library Project

External links

* [ Ghent Library (in English)]
* [ Boekentoren (in Flemish)]
* [ Boekentoren Belvédère in 360°]
* [ The European Library]

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