Would you like to be kept informed of our updates regarding the coronavirus? Keep an eye on our Coronavirus Updates web page.
Do you have any other question about our services or need help in searching for information? Ask the Library via:
WhatsApp: 06 - 10 71 72 10
On weekdays from 09:00 to 17:00.
Phone: 020 - 525 14 05
On weekdays from 10:00 to 16:00.
Would you like an introduction to one or more of our libraries? We give guided tours for groups. If you have any specific wishes, we can tailor the tour to suit your needs.
For the library locations below, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, send your request at least two weeks in advance.
For the Law Library, send an email to email@example.com.
For Special Collections, Artis Library and the Allard Pierson Museum, send an email to secretariaat-erfgoed-UB@uva.nl or call 020-5252556.
The University Library of Amsterdam owes a large part of its collections to the generous donations and long-term loans of researchers, collectors, UvA staff and students and many others who have an interest in the Library. These donations and loans make an important contribution to the research and teaching at the UvA.
The University Library greatly appreciates any donations offered. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept everything we are offered. Owing to an increasing lack of space in our closed stacks and to the high processing costs, we are forced to be selective in accepting donations.
Our main guidelines are:
If your donation is accepted, we will make an arrangement with you about selection, transport, its place in our collection, etc. If, unfortunately, we cannot accept your offer, we will confer with you on a better destination for your donation.