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After months of restrictions due to the corona pandemic, the first offline exam period is here! The Library expects busy exam weeks again and is therefore offering extra study places. Various lecture rooms are available for studying during the exam period and the Vondelkerk is also used as a study location. In addition, several library locations have extended opening hours.

See the Library's study spaces page for opening times and keep an eye on the information screens on campus for additional study rooms.

Access policy tightened

A stricter access policy applies during examination periods. Please note that the Library is only accessible with a valid UvA student or staff card. External users can only pick up or return books; it is not possible to use study spaces.

View the opening hours for Service & Collection

University Quarter

  • University Library (Singel): the study spaces are open until 01:00. Humanities collections are open until 22:00.
  • PC Hoofthuis: from Monday to Thursday the library and the study center are open until 22:00 , Fridays until 18:00.

Roeterseiland Campus

  • Library Learning Center (REC H): During the exam period REC H has extended opening hours. Monday to Thursday from 08:00 to 22:00; Fridays, it will be closing at 20:00. The lecture room on the second floor can also be used for studying. On the weekend of 23 and 24 October REC H is open from 09:00 to 22:00.
  • Learning Space (REC A): During the weekend, the Learning Space (REC A) remains open from 09:00 to 18:00. Please note: the entrance is at Nieuwe Achtergracht 160 (between restaurant Lebkov and Amsterdam Law Hub).
  • Law Library: The opening hours remain unchanged during the exam period: from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 18:00 hours; and Friday, from 9:00 to 17:00 hours. Access for Law students only.

During the exam period, extra study rooms can be found in REC A with extended opening hours. 

Science Park

On the weekend of 23 and 24 October, the Library is longer open: from 09:00 - 20:00.

For extra rooms available at Science Park, see Datanose, inquire with your study association or at the Library desk.

Studying in the quietness of a church

Those students looking for a special place to study can visit the Vondelkerk (Vondelstraat, 120) from 20 to 27 October. 50 study places are available from 09:00 - 19:00. There is free coffee, tea and WiFi. Advanced booking is required.

Online study environment

The so-called Onlinebrary is open 24/7. You can start your own study session and invite fellow students to it, or see who is currently studying online.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays there are study sessions supervised by student employees of the Library from 09:00 - 18:00.

Read more about the online study space

Find a study space easily

Download the Library app

In the new Library Mobile app you will also find the current opening hours and you can read where you can find one of the more than 4500 study places in the Library. You can also see if a study place with a PC is available.

If you are working on a paper or research project with other students, you can reserve a meeting room via the app via the link with the Mapiq reservation system.

Read more about the app