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Do I keep access to the Research & Learning Hub resources after graduation?

Due to the contractual agreements we sign, the databases listed on our website are reserved for currently enrolled students.

Read more about Alumni R&L Hub privileges.

Can I do research on my mobile?


Many of our databases now provide mobile access. If available, the mobile version will be automatically proposed by the vendor at the very first connection.

Off campus access problems: “This connection is untrusted”. What should I do?

Depending on your browser, you may see a security alert. You can safely proceed to the next step.

Can I access databases off-campus?

Yes. Most databases and journals can be accessed from our database page or from the Journal Finder. At the prompt, log in with your INSEAD username and password.

Some resources will require an additional login, follow the steps indicated on the database page.


Do I keep access to the Research & Learning Hub resources after graduation?

Due to the contractual agreements we sign, the databases listed on our website are reserved for currently enrolled students.

Read more about Alumni R&L Hub privileges.

Are INSEAD Research & Learning Hubs open to the public?

Access to the Hubs are restricted to INSEAD members. Please visit Access & Registration for important information. 

What are your opening hours?

The R&L Hubs close every day at Midnight and re-open at 6am. Hours will be extended to 2am for the 3 days before exams. Click on this page for details per campus.

Can my partner use the Research & Learning Hub?

Partners of faculty, participants and staff can use our R&L Hubs free of charge; they just need to register in person at the Research & Learning Hub’s Information Desk.

What if I switch campuses?

You will have access to the same resources and services, whichever campus you’re on. Please be sure to return your books to your home R&L Hub before switching campuses.

Study Areas

Are there group study/meeting spaces in the Research & Learning Hubs?

The Doriot R&L Hub has about 100 seats at study tables and an additional 16 seats, located in each of the study lounges on the 1st and 2nd floor. In addition, group study space is available on the 2nd mezzanine level (Interview Suite) outside of On Campus Recruitment periods, during OCR, priority is given to interviews.

The Tanoto R&L Hub has more than a hundred personal study & reading spaces and access to Research & Finance Data Circle for data research including Bloomberg & Eikon services.

The R&L Hub in Abu Dhabi has 30 seats and 2 open access computers.

R&L Hub Catalogue

How long can I borrow items for? How many books can I borrow?

R&L Hub registration with a valid INSEAD card is necessary to borrow any items.

Our loan policy is as follows:

  Number of Loans Loan Period Renewal
Faculty / PhD / Research Staff 50 items 20 months 5
EMBA / Executive (long programmes) 10 items 2 months 1
MBA 10 items 3 weeks  1
Staff / Partner 10 items 3 weeks 1
Alumni 5 items 1 month 0
Executives (short programmes) 5 items 3 days 0
Libraries 10 items 1 month 1
External 5 items 3 weeks 0

Can I search for books off-campus?

Yes, no login is required to search the Catalogue on or off campus; however, you must be logged in to access the advanced features (See below How do I log in to the catalogue?).

Can I renew my book online?

Yes, books can be renewed in the Research & Learning Hub catalogue. You must be logged in to renew your books (see below How do I log in to the Catalogue?).

How do I log in to the Catalogue?

You do not need to log in to the catalogue to search the Research & Learning Hubs’ collection, only to perform certain functions: renew a book, put a book on hold (reservation), view your search and reading history…

Your login is the 5 or 6 digit number on the back of your INSEAD ID badge. Use the same number for both the username and the password (the password can be modified later if you wish). If the connection fails, or if you forgot your password, please contact us! Should you lose and replace your badge, let the library know so your account can be updated.

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How can I find INSEAD Cases or books and articles written by INSEAD Professors ?

INSEAD articles, books and our PhD thesis are indexed in our catalogue. The Research & Learning Hub only keeps print inspection of cases, you can find them in the Catalogue. All other information about cases can be found on this page:
You may also ask a question by email [email protected]

Can I request a book for purchase?

Yes, suggestions are welcome.

How do I request a book that is on loan to someone else?

Books can be reserved in the Catalogue.

At the prompt, log in to your account using the 5 or 6 digit number in the back of your INSEAD badge for both username and password.

Choose the copy you wish to reserve. On the “Confirm Holds” page, you can fill in the “Not needed after” date. Click on “Place hold” to submit your request.

Research Support

How can I get help with my assignment, job interview preparation, research paper or dissertation?

Contact our Research Specialists by email here regardless your campus location. You can also request to meet one on one with us.

To get started, consult the online guides and short videos.