You can borrow a maximum of 50 materials at a time. A maximum of 100 applies to UvA employees. The borrowing period may vary per book:
When you borrow materials from the Library, as a borrower you have an obligation to:
Current and important titles for education and research can be found in open collections at the various library locations. You can pull them off the shelf and lend them to yourself. Read more about our open collections.
CataloguePlus allows you to request materials from our physical collections in open stacks and the Book Depot (IWO), where most of our physical collections are located. You can then specify a library location of your choice to pick up the materials. This goes as follows:
Some of the titles in CataloguePlus cannot be requested. It concerns:
For all other material that cannot be requested, please contact us via the contact form. We will be happy to help you.
In some cases it is not possible to request the material (directly) at the UvA Library, in this case there are two options:
Heritage materials and special collections can be requested through CataloguePlus and through a number of specific databases. For more information, open the Search Portal of the Allard Pierson in a new window. Requested materials can be viewed in the Allard Pierson research room.
With a valid library card, student ID card or staff ID card you can borrow books from the library of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) at no additional cost. Books can be requested via CataloguePlus from the AUAS library and collected at a UvA or AUAS library location.
It is also possible to borrow books at the AUAS library locations. For more information about the opening hours: amsterdamuas.com/library.
Materials with a loan period of 7 or 28 days and ILL-books are automatically renewed unless:
in both situations you will be notified via e-mail.
|7 days items
|28 days items
|Material borrowed from another library (ILL-books)
|Same-day return (for inspection only)
Need longer? Report to the library desk.
You can return borrowed materials at all library desks or at the return machine in REC-H (ground floor) or in the UB Singel (1st floor).
If you are not able to return the material on time due to circumstances? Then please contact us.
Shortly before the loan period expires, you will receive a reminder via e-mail to return borrowed material on time. Once the loan period has expired, we will send you several reminders. Therefore, check your mailbox (and spam folder) once in a while.
No later than two weeks after the last (4th) reminder, you will receive a bill for replacement and administration costs. The administration fee is €15 per account.
If you return the material, any replacement costs will be waived, but you will still have to pay the administration fee. Fees can only be paid by debit card or credit on your card at each library desk, with the exception of the Library Learning Centre (REC H) desk. Pinning is not possible there.
If you fail to pay, we call in a collection agency.
Any questions? Get in contact with us.
If you lose or damage a library item, notify the library as soon as possible via the contact form. Please state clearly in the form which item (book, media, equipment) it concerns.
We will issue an invoice for any replacement charges. Once you have paid your invoice, we will clear your record.