Are you unable to study at home? Then look for a suitable study place through the library. Advance reservation is required.
Due to the new corona measures following the latest press conference, the possibilities for reserving a study space are very limited. The Library may only offer a limited number of study spaces intended for vulnerable students.
The amendments apply - until further notice - until Tuesday 2 March 2021.
Do you have a medical or physical reason why studying at home is really not possible, or are you in danger of getting behind with your studies? Then you may be eligible for a study space intended for vulnerable students. In that case, please contact your study adviser or a Student counsellor. After your application has been approved, he/she can submit a request to the Library. The Library will then adjust your status in the booking system so that you can make use of a study space. Really in need and your study adviser is not responding? Please Ask the Library.
Do you not have a medical or physical reason but a living situation that is so impeding that you cannot study at home? Please contact the Library directly via the contact form. You will need to fill in an application form explaining your situation and sign the conditions for obtaining a study space.
For students who miss studying in the library with fellow students, the Library is working on a new project: Onlinebrary. An online environment that helps you study at home. You will find the concentration and motivation of studying together in the library, except that you're at home.
Due to the corona measures, we can only offer 20 percent of our study spaces. These study places can only be reserved by UvA students and staff. You can place a maximum of three reservations per week. For all external borrowers the study places cannot be used at this time.
The login method for reserving a study place has been updated.
Within the library, we had to take a number of measures to guarantee the safety of everyone. Take a look on our webpage for corona updates for more information.
You can choose from the following range of study places at the library.
At the Bushuis location are a small number of study places available during the opening hours of the buildings where a reservation is not required. Checking in with a college or employee card is mandatory. Full means full.
During the exam period in December 2020, students will be able to study at the Posthoornkerk, Haarlemmerstraat in Amsterdam. There are 30 study places available, with sufficient power sockets and wifi capacity. Coffee and tea are also available free of charge. Reservations must be made in advance and can be made per time slot (09:00 - 14:00 or 14:00 - 19:00). Choose your date and time via eventbrite and reserve a place.