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The library takes knowledge to the next level
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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
9 January 2015
Until 2017 ca 100,000 older books from the UvA library collections will temporarily be unavailable because of digitisation by Google. Not all at once, but in batches. It concerns books from before 1874 on which ...
21 December 2016
‘The world will be better off if we share knowledge and data; that’s why I am a strong supporter of open access and open data. Science is discourse. You have to be able to exchange ideas and collaborate – and to do ...
1 February 2017
Printing from your own device has changed at UvA. There are now three ways in which students and staff can print files from their laptop, tablet or smartphone.
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