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University Library

committed to advancing knowledge
12 - 25 October: Exam Time
During exam time, the library offers, in cooperation with Facility Services, additional study places. Besides, library locations have extended opening hours. If you would like to study at the library in the evenings or during the weekends, do not forget to bring your student/employee or library card. UKB card holders have no access in the evenings and during weekends.
Direct search for books, e-books, magazines, e-journals, databases etc.? It is possible in our online catalogue.
Locations & Opening Hours
All library locations, opening hours and free pc's

Services for...


From study places to borrowing and publishing your thesis, the Library takes care of you.


The Library helps you make readers and keep to the copyright rules.


How the Library facilitates researchers. Also take a look at for relevant information in the UvA Research Support Portal.


As an alumnus you can still use these services.


The UvA library welcomes all visitors.

The New University Library

In 2022 the new University Library will be opened in the University Quarter. Are you curious about the developments?
Latest News All news items
16 October 2019
The first phase of the renovation at the Allard Pierson Museum (APM) is nearing completion. The BES exhibit will open its doors to the public on Thursday 17 October, which also marks the official reopening of Allard ...
15 October 2019
During the current academic year the Taskforce on Social Safety will develop an integrated approach to social safety. The Taskforce's aim is to act as a catalyst for improvements in policies, workplace habits and ...
14 October 2019
On Tuesday, 8 October 2019, a meeting for residents, entrepreneurs and institutions was held in Pakhuis de Zwijger, in the IJ room. This meeting was organised by the city of Amsterdam and the UvA and focused on ...
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