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At Roeterstraat, you will find the Library Learning Centre Roeterseiland (REC H). Here, you can find study spots, support for your studies or research, and the extensive collection of the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, almost year-round.

Access policy

During examination periods, study places in the Library Learning Centre (REC H) are only accessible to UvA students and staff with a valid UvA pass.

Study Spaces

  • Over 900 study spaces, including 46 study places with desktop PCs and 22 study spaces with Humanscale (large monitor).
  • Collaboration spaces (only reservable for UvA affiliates).
  • Video calling areas (on the 2nd floor).

Check the opening hours of the study spaces.

Service & Collection

In the information centre on the 1st floor you can ask questions and get various facilities:

  • Collection and return of books and other materials.
  • Assistance in finding academic information and research data.
  • Borrowing laptops (Chromebooks). You  can find more information about borrowing laptops at
  • Borrowing headphones (UvA only).
  • Consulting the digital collection via collection PCs (external users).
  • Printing, copying and scanning. You can find more information about printing, copying and scanning at

On the 2nd floor of the H building you will find the current collections (FEB and FMG collections) in anthropology, communication studies, economics and business administration, geography, planning and international development studies, pedagogical and educational sciences, political science, psychology and sociology.

Other facilities

  • Canteen
  • Coffee machines & water taps (Join the Pipe)
  • Waste stations

Check the opening hours of Service & Collection.


The entire building is accessible for wheelchair users.

Parking spaces for wheelchair users

Within the municipality of Amsterdam you can apply for an Amsterdam parking permit for disabled visitors if you are in possession of a European disabled parking card. This permit allows you to park free of charge in all paid parking areas.

Address & Contact

Any Questions, Suggestions or Complaints? Please let us now via the Library contact page.

Visiting address: Roetersstraat 11, 1018 WB Amsterdam
Telephone: 020 525 4273
Postal address: P.O. Box 15520, 1001 NA Amsterdam
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