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The Library has a large collection of books, e-books, magazines, e-journals and databases. We help you on your way to familiarize yourself with the range. Are you looking for something in the databases but unsure where to start? We have listed the most relevant search options for you.

About our Collection

Curious about how our collection came about and how the Library ever started? Read more about the history in About our Collection.

Start your Search

CataloguePlus searches the holdings of the UvA / AUAS Library, electronically available publications, online journals and part of the external databases to which the library has subscribed. An excellent starting point for your search.

Search by Discipline

On this page relevant information has been collected per subject area. It also states how you can be kept informed of added publications.

Search for UvA Publications and Theses

Much is published within the UvA. These may be publications by researchers via the Digital Academic Repository of the University of Amsterdam, but also theses that have been made public by students via UvA Scripties. Curious? Then look further in this section.

Search for Heritage & Archives

Allard Pierson has many collections and archives. These are accessible via ArchivesSpace. Titles from the heritage collection can also be found in CataloguePlus.

Not Found?

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please let us know by Asking the Library. You can even make a purchase suggestion and perhaps we can add the material to our collection on your recommendation.