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Are you looking for somewhere to study during the examination period? All of the major library locations have extended opening hours and additional study rooms during this period. During the peak period more than 750 extra study spaces will be available.

In collaboration with Facility Services (FS), the Library will have access to the lecture rooms not in use, which will be deployed as places to study during this examination period. This offer will depend on the availability of the lecture rooms and may therefore vary from day to day. Use the links below to check availability or visit the library information desk at the location concerned for further information.

University Quarter

In the city centre, the University Library Singel has extended opening hours.

The library areas and the study centre will remain open until 23:45 (including weekends). The opening hours of the areas in the C- and E-building (except the 4th floor) are longer. These areas will remain open until at least 22.00.

Library P.C. Hoofthuis and Bushuis

The P.C. Hoofthuis and Bushuis libraries are longer open in the exams period on from Monday until Thursday until 22.00. Lecture rooms will also be made available for self-study. The available rooms will be listed on the screens at the location itself.

If you would like to experience something new, you can even try studying in a church. In collaboration with the library, Stadsherstel offers additional study places in the Posthoornkerk  (Haarlemmerstraat 124-126) on the following days: 20, 21 and 22 October, from 09:00 to 19:00. Only a limited number of study places are available.


In the weekend of 13-14 and 20-21 October, the Library Learning Center (LLC) is open from 9:00 to 22:00.

From Monday 15 October  until Thursday 25 October, the usual 1700 study places will be expanded with extra rooms in the buildings M (15-19 October) and A, B / C and E (22 - 25 October). For more detailed information, please  check the information screens, which are everywhere on the Roeterseiland Campus. You can also consult UvASpacefinder (Mapiq) for the locations and facilities.

Science Park

In the week of 22 October, additional lecture rooms in the Science Park have again been booked for each degree programme for use as study places. In addition, the other available lecture rooms can also be used for study. For an overview, see Datanose, your study association or ask at the Library information desk.

In the weekend of 20-21 October, both the Library and the study centre will be open until 20:00. Lecture rooms will also be made available.


See the overview of the regular opening hours of libraries