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Book a Study Space

Are you unable to study at home? Then look for a suitable study place through the library. Due to the current corona measures, we can only offer 20 percent of the 4,500 places. These can only be reserved by UvA students and staff. Advance reservation is required.

Book a Study Spot

Due to the corona measures, we can only offer 20 percent of our current study places in University Library Singel, on Science Park, and Roeterseiland Campus (REC H). These study places can only be reserved by UvA students and staff. You can place a maximum of two reservations per week. For all external borrowers the study places cannot be used at this time.

Conditions for Reserving a Study Space

  • In the reservation system you will be asked to make a choice for a time block (morning, afternoon, evening, all day).
  • You can place a maximum of two reservations. There is a maximum of 1 reservation per day.
  • You can reserve study places from three days in advance until 11:59 pm the day before.
  • Take your student / staff card with you to the University Library and show your reservation upon arrival.
  • Don't forget to bring a face mask to the University Library. When you move through UvA buildings, it is mandatory to wear a face mask.
  • No reservation = no study place.
  • Cancel reservations on time and free up your spot for someone else. You can cancel reservations until 11:59 pm on the day prior to your reservation.
  • Reservations are personal and non-transferable.

Log-in Method Reserve Study Space

The login method for reserving a study place has been updated.

  1. Log in to Mapiq with your UvAnetID.
  2. Enter your UvA student email at ‘e-mail address’, or if you don't have one, '@uva.nl'.
  3. Then follow the steps in Mapiq.

Library Locations with Study Spaces

For an overview of all bookable study places, see our page Locations & Opening Hours.

At the P.C Hoofthuis and the Bushuis 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.

Corona Measures

Within the library, we had to take a number of measures to guarantee the safety of everyone. Prepare for this:

  • Studying at home remains the norm, so only reserve a place to study if it is really necessary.
  • Come alone.
  • Don't forget to bring a face mask to the University Library. When you move through UvA buildings, it is mandatory to wear a face mask.
  • Keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters also at the entrance.
  • Do not come if you have a cold.
  • Follow the instructions of the library staff.
  • When you enter the University Library, we ask about your health situation, your reservation and your student card / employee card.

House Rules

  • Talking on the phone and eating are not allowed in the study areas.
  • Drinks may only enter the study rooms in a closed packaging.
  • Do not cause any noise nuisance.
  • Do not leave your belongings unattended.
  • Do not occupy study places unnecessarily. Have you made a reservation but are you still unable to come? Cancel online before 11:59 pm and make your spot available for someone else.

Digital Study Sessions

For everyone who misses studying in the library, there is now Onlinebrary. An online environment that supports you in studying at home. The concentration and motivation of studying (together) in the library can now be reached from home. Read more about the Digital Study Sessions.