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Updates on corona virus
20 March 2020: As of March 23, the University Library Singel is open from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, only for collecting and returning materials. There may be some delay.
Direct search for books, e-books, magazines, e-journals, databases etc.? It is possible in our online catalogue.
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 All news items
25 March 2020
The necessary repairs to the façade of REC BCD on the Roeterseiland Campus are being postponed.
20 March 2020
Both EBSCO and ProQuest are partnering with several publishers to offer unlimited user access to eBooks, starting March 23. ProQuest offers unlimited access to all owned titles through mid-June 2020, helping ...
20 March 2020
Currently, the COVID-19 coronavirus is active in the Netherlands. As an organisation, the UvA follows the guidelines set out by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Rijksinstituut voor ...
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