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University Library Singel

University Quarter

Opening Hours

Adjusted opening hours during holidays

  • Service & Collection: Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April, from 09:00 - 18:00. 

Address & Contact

University Library
Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam
P.O. Box 19185 1000 GD Amsterdam
Telephone: 020 525 1405
Fax: 020 525 2311
Contact page

Some parts of the building are NOT wheelchair accessible:

  • Belle van Zuylen Room
  • Vondel Room


There is virtually no parking space in the vicinity of the library. It is, however, easy to reach by public transport from Amsterdam Central Station: trams 2, 4, 11, 12, 14, 24, stop: either Spui or Muntplein.

Study spaces

There are over 750 study spaces, of which 110 equipped with a PC, in seven study rooms.

Book a meeting room or a study carrel

Do you want to book a meeting room or a study carrel at  the Library Singel? That is possible via UvA Spacefinder (in Mapiqweb). They can be booked one week in advance.

​Log in with your UvAnetID to check which meeting rooms and study carrels may be booked right now and make a reservation. You’ll immediately get a confirmation mail. If you later find that these spaces are occupied, just show the email to your fellow student.


There are free lockers in the cloakroom on the ground floor, to the left of the entrance. The euro needed to lock it, will be returned on reopening the locker.

Humanities Collections

The collections of:

are housed in the Singel University Library.

There are 43 study spaces and 7 PCs for library use.

Books wit LCC-codes within the range PR to Z are NOT accessible to wheelchair users.