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Book a study place

Reopening of the Library

UvA students and staff are welcome to study at some of our library locations again. Note: You have to book your study space in advance.

Reopened library locations

  • University Library Singel (UB Singel)
  • Science Park
  • Roeterseiland Campus (Library Learning Centre, REC H)
  • P.C. Hoofthuis

Practical information

To make studying in the Library as safe as possible for all of us, we have laid out a number of rules. Please do keep in mind:

  • Studying from home remains the norm, so only book a study place if it is really necessary.
  • Come alone.
  • Keep your distance at least 1.5 meters, also at the entrance.
  • Stay home if you have symptoms of a cold or the flu.
  • Follow the instructions of the Library staff.
  • When you enter the building, we will ask you about your health situation, your study place reservation and your student / employee card.

Please note: no reservation = no admission to the Library

Booking a study place

  • In the reservation system you will be asked to choose between a timeslot in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening or for a whole day.
  • You can book a maximum of two timeslots.
  • You can book a study place three days in advance to 23.59hrs (11.59pm) the day before.
  • Please bring your student / employee card with you, and show us your reservation upon entering the Library.
  • If you don’t have a reservation, you cannot make use of the study places.
  • Reservations can be canceled until 23:59hrs the day before your reservation.
  • Reservations are personal, and therefore reservations are not transferable.

The login method to reserve a study place has been renewed. 

  1. You can now log in to Mapiq with your UvAnetID
  2. Fill in your UvA student mail, or if you don't have an UvA student mail yet please fill in
  3. Then go through the steps in Mapiq. 

Reservations made with your old Mapiq account will remain valid.