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How to find old and rare books


The Special Collections of the UvA Library has a large collection of works printed before 1850. Most of them can be found in the UvA Catalogue. The titles that are not in the online catalogue can be found either in the card catalogue in the main Reading Room of the Special Collections or in the one at the Artis Library.

Online - Netherlands

Old books not in the UvA collections can be found in the following freely accessible databases:

Online - international

The following databases are accessible to students and staff of the UvA:

These text archives are freely accessible: