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Borrowing from Other Libraries

AUAS Library

With a valid UvA student ID card or staff ID card you are entitled to borrow from the library of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA/AUAS).

Libraries in Amsterdam

If you wish to borrow from different libraries in Amsterdam, it may be advantageous to buy an AdamNet card for €50 per year. This card entitles you to a free library card from the UvA library, the Public Library Amsterdam, the VU Library, and the libraries of the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, the Hogeschool INHOLLAND Amsterdam/Diemen and the University of Applied Sciences.

Other libraries - Interlibrary loan (ILL)

When a book or article is not available within the UvA or AUAS, you can place an Interlibrary Loan request. To use this service you need an ILL account.

Publications from other libraries can be requested via WorldCat Discovery, the national database with books and journals from Dutch libraries. It also includes articles from a large number of journals.

You choose the location where you want to collect your requested books. Articles will be sent to you by e-mail. The borrowing period for books that you borrowed from another library cannot be extended.

Opening an ILL account

  • Students and staff: an ILL account will be opened automatically, at the same time you place your first ILL request. 
  • Externals can request an ILL account with the form below.

Customers having an account must comply with the regulations.

Conditions and charges 

These are the nation-wide conditions for the ILL service:

  • No delivery to for-profit institutions
  • Delivery of photocopies: only digitally
  • No delivery of e-books
  • Delivery from e-journals is possible

Charges for ILL:

  The Netherlands Outside The Netherlands
Loan request (book) €13.00 €25.00
Photocopy (article or book chapter) € 6.50 €15.00

Until the end of December 2021 ILL costs (domestic) for UvA and AUAS staff and students will not be charged to them. External borrowers must pay the charges above.

In December 2021, the cost allocation will be reviewed and determined for the period starting on January 2022.

Requests in libraries outside The Netherlands

For requesting items in foreign libraries, please fill in the online form or send a mail the bibliographical data of the item. When submitting a request, you will be charged for the costs. 
Please allow for extended delivery times. We depend on the cooperation of the libraries abroad. A submitted request does not guarantee delivery.

Online forms