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Maintenance and downtime


  • Home access to OCLC/Pica databases via EZproxy. In all databases from OCLC/PICA home access and searching is possible; changing configuration is not. In the meantime you may also use UvAvpn instead.


At this moment there is no scheduled maintenance of the systems of the Library. However, maintenance and cleaning activities will soon take place in the University Library Singel:

  • Saturday 10 August to Friday 23 August maintenance and cleaning work in the University Library Singel. Keep in mind that certain parts of the building will not be accessible or will have limited access. There may also be noise nuisance.
  • Attention! Sunday 11 August the University Library Singel will be closed.
  • Attention! Thursday 15 August the collections in the E-building at the University Library Singel will be closed.


Systems of the Library of the UvA

This page concerns the following systems:

Digital systems and information sources that the Library offers are partly provided by external vendors, e.g. EBSCO, Thomson and Ovid. As far as we know of these, we will mention downtime for these sources by means of Twitter.