Please, take a look at the Corona Virus Updates web page first. Do you have any other question about our services or need help in searching for information? Ask the Library via:
Do you have a question about our heritage collections? Then please contact the Allard Pierson Research Room directly.
WhatsApp: 06 - 10 71 72 10
On weekdays from 09:00 to 17:00.
Phone: 020 - 525 14 05
On weekdays from 10:00 to 16:00.
It is possible for UvA students and staff to study in the UB Singel, at Science Park and Roeterseiland Campus, but only if you make a reservation in advance. Besides, we ask you to wear a face mask inside the UvA-buildings.
Do you need a study place? Be prepared and read the information on our web page about reverving a study place.
For detailed information, see our web page about reserving a study place.
UvA staff and students who come by to collect material from the UB Singel can copy and scan this material on site. Printing is only possible if you have reserved a study place in advance. Besides, we ask you to wear a face mask inside the UvA-buildings.
At Science park, P.C. Hoofthuis, the Bushuis, and on the ground floor of the Library Learning Centre (REC H), it is possible for UvA staff and students to print without study place reservation.
For all UvA buildings with printing facilities, please check out the UvA web page about Buildings and Facilities.
The regular way of lending Chromebooks for one day is currently not possible. If you urgently need a Chromebook for a longer period, for example for an online exam or because your own laptop is under repair, you can submit a request via the Library contact form. The number of Chromebooks is limited. For those who need a laptop, there is the option to rent one via Studiepc.nl (with a discount via Surfspot).
Through our reservation system for study places, called Mapiq, you can book a study place with a desktop PC. Choose the UB Singel, 1st floor in the reservation module and then choose a PC workstation. Read how to reserve a study place (with PC).
At the moment, the UvA urgently advises you to wear face masks in all interior areas (corridors, lifts, halls, etcetera) until you reach your destination. This also applies to the library. Are you sitting behind your workplace? Then you may remove your face mask. Do you prefer to keep it on? Then of course that is allowed.
UvA students, staff and non-UvA borrowers can request books via CataloguePlus, and pick them up at several library locations. Non-UvA borrowers can only pick up at the UB Singel and the Allard Pierson Research Room. Note: Materials from the collection of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) cannot yet be delivered.
Please take a look at the location overview.
Some materials cannot be delivered or given for consulting at the moment:
For other books / materials that cannot be requested, please contact us via Ask the Library.
Materials that are not reserved, can be renewed. Please contact us for this via the contact form. For those who are unable to return books at the UB Singel, there is an option to send them to us by post. Please, send them to:
Universiteitsbibliotheek van Amsterdam
1000 GD Amsterdam
Some postal services (e.g. DHL) do not deliver to letterboxes (postbussen). In that case, send your package to:
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Reference Postbus 19185 (Universiteitsbibliotheek)
1105 BD Amsterdam
Due to the processing time of the mail, it may take some time for the books to be removed from your account.
UvA staff and students can submit a request. The Library will check whether the material can be supplied digitally. Keep in mind that it may all take longer than usual, and not everything can be delivered.
Requests can be made via the form on the contact page (choose the option "Request materials"). Please state clearly what you need (title and author, journal title, pages, etc.). There is also a Manual Requesting material.
You do not need a VPN to consult the digital collections. By logging in to CataloguePlus at the top right hand, you get access to the digital collections.
It is possible to request materials from other libraries via interlibrary loan (ILL). Books cannot yet be borrowed from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
Under non-UvA borrowers are understood: private borrowers, alumni and borrowers from other universities or affiliated institutions.
As a non-UvA borrower, the following is currently possible:
The restart of services for non-UvA borrowers only applies to the University Library Singel location. Due to the limited space on the various campuses, non-UvA borrowers do not have access to other library locations. In addition, it is not possible for non-UvA borrowers to study in the library or reserve a study place, not even in the University Library Singel.