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Digital Library services

We are here for you

As of May 25, UvA staff and students will again be able to request and borrow printed materials via CataloguePlus. We are working on a phased reopening of the Library. Keep an eye on our website for updates.

The Library's services continue as much as possible, despite the closure of almost all of our locations. Together with publishers and platforms, which temporarily offer many additional sources, we do our utmost to make materials available online. Whether it is finding open educational resources, using sources for a thesis or research, or copyright advice, we are here for you.

Urgently looking for materials?

For the UvA students and staff that are in urgent need of printed materials but unable to visit the University Library, there remains an option to make a request via our contact form (choose the option "Request materials"). Please state clearly what you need exactly (title and author, journal title, pages, etc.). The Library will check whether the material can be supplied digitally.

Our collections are digital

Unlimited Access to Resources

The University of Amsterdam purchases ematerials from the many suppliers. Normally, many of these purchased books have a limitation on the number of concurrent users. The upcoming weeks UvA lecturers, students and researchers can make use of the temporary privileges that the publishers are providing.

For teachers

For an overview, visit our Lecturers webpage.

Online Teaching Materials

We would also like to highlight the huge range of (free) open learning resources that you can benefit from, especially as a teacher. Depending on the conditions, you can usually adjust them easily. On the Online Teaching Materials page you will find an overview of a large number of platforms with online courses, e-books and other materials. You will also find information about the use of open educational resources here, as well as tips on creating and sharing open educational resources.

We point out to researchers:

An overview can also be found on the UvA's Research Support Portal.

Other questions?