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The library takes knowledge to the next level
June 15 - 27: Exam Time
During exam time, the library offers, in cooperation with Facility Services, additional study places. Besides, library locations have extended opening hours. If you would like to study at the library in the evenings or during the weekends, do not forget to bring your student/employee or library card. UKB card holders have no access in the evenings and during weekends.
Search the library collections
Quick searching for books, journals and databases in the library.
Locations & Opening Hours
All library locations, opening hours and free pc's

Services for...


From study places to borrowing and publishing your thesis, the Library takes care of you.


The Library helps you make readers and keep to the copyright rules.


How the Library facilitates researchers. Also take a look at for relevant information in the UvA Research Support Portal.


As an alumnus you can still use these services.


The UvA library welcomes all visitors.

The New University Library

In 2022 the new University Library will be opened in the University Quarter. Are you curious about the developments?
Latest News
24 June 2019
The final version of Plan S has been published by COAlition S, a consortium of international research funders in which NWO (including ZonMw) participates.
13 June 2019
During exam time the Library, in cooperation with Facility Services, offers you extra study spaces. On campus lecture rooms are available for studying. Need longer for your study? No problem. We have extended opening ...
12 June 2019
The Oudemanhuispoort and Binnengasthuis grounds have a long history that includes a variety of functions. This area has been home to a convent, a hospital, a museum, residential housing and a university. The history ...
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