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Locations & Opening Hours


From Monday 12 July, it is no longer mandatory to reserve a study place. In addition, the summer opening hours will start on that day until 5 September.

Opened Library locations

City centre / University Quarter

Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 20:00, weekends from 10:00 to 18:00.

Service Point / Information desk / borrowing and returning materials
Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:30, weekends from 10:00 to 18:00.

Humanities Collections Singel (GW collections) & collection PC's
Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:00 for UvA students and staff. Advance reservation is required for external borrowers. This can be done by telephone on (+31) 20 525 1405.

Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00, closed in the weekends. For external borrowers that are intersted in the Collections P.C. Hoofthuis advance reservation is required. This can be done by telephone on (+31) 020 525 1405.

Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:00. Closed in the weekends.

  • Allard Pierson Reading Room
    Oude Turfmarkt 129, 1012 GC Amsterdam Plan your journey

From Monday to Friday from 09:30 to 16:30, closed in the weekends. Advance reservation via the contact form on the Allard Pierson website is required.


  • Library Learning Centre (REC H)
    Roetersstraat 11, 1018 WB Amsterdam Plan your journey

Daily from 09:00 to 18:00, including weekends.

Please note: During the weekends it is not possible to borrow materials. Returning materials can be done via the machines on the ground floor.

  • Learning Space (REC A0, REC A1 and REC BC1)
    (ground floor and first floor REC A)
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam Plan your journey

Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:00, closed in the weekends.

Please note: REC A1 is closed until 5 September.

  • Law Library (REC A)
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 Amsterdam, 4th floor Plan your journey
    P.O. Box 15829, 1001 NH Amsterdam
    T: +31 (0)20-525 3843

For more information about the opening hours and (online) services, see the information from the Law Library.

Science Park

Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 22:00, in the weekends from 10:00 to 18:00.

Information desk and returning and collecting materials
Monday to Firday from 09:00 to 16:00 only for UvA students and staff, closed in the weekends.


  • Book depot (IWO)
    Meibergdreef 29, 1105 AZ Amsterdam Plan your journey
    T: +31 (0)20 525 2359

Tuesday to Friday from 09:00 to 16:00. Advance reservation (5 working days in advance) is required. Email to

Online Study Space

The Onlinebrary is open 24/7 for students that study from home.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 09:00 and 18:00, there are study sessions that are supervised by student staff of the Library, following a regular pattern of study blocks and breaks. Read more about the online study space.

Closed Library locations


Currently closed

Currently closed

  • Institute for Information Law (IVIR)
    Roeterseilandcampus, gebouw A, 5th floor
    Documentatiecentrum, room 5.24
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam Plan your journey

Currently closed

Currently closed

Academic Medical Centre

Currently closed


Currently closed