In order to borrow books you must be registered in the Aleph library system. Everybody can register as a library patron.

Registration is free for UGent students, alumni and staff, for UZ Ghent staff and for staff and students from the UGent Association. (Artevelde hogeschool, Hogeschool Gent and Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen). You can use your existing UGent identification, your UZ identification or your UGent Association identification as a library card.

Others can register as library visitors in order to borrow and to consult books and journals from depots. A fee of 15 EUR per year is required. A visitor's card and password will be issued to you.

However, this registration does not include access from home to most of the UGent's databases and electronic journals. Due to copyright limitations these can usually only be consulted within the UGent network domain.

You can register at the Book Tower or in the Faculty Libraries.