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Online Study Space

Experience the online study space, where you can join forces with other students and use professional guidance during your study sessions.

The Library has developed UvA's Online Study Space for all UvA students, with the aim to recreate the advantages of physical study places in an online environment, such as making it easier to stay concentrated in the presence of fellow students and to stimulate social interactions.


The online study spaces are open 24/7. You can start your own study session and invite fellow students to join you, or just check to see who is studying online at any moment.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9 am and 6 pm, there are study sessions that are supervised by student staff of the Library. These sessions follow a regular pattern of study blocks followed by breaks.

Online Studying and Having Coffee

The Online Study Space has various channels such as: ‘Study Focus’ where you intersperse supervised 50-minute study sessions with 10-minute breaks, ‘Study Tips’ where you can share study tips, and a ‘Cafeteria’ channel you can go to for a quick chat or to have a coffee together virtually. 

What do I do to access the Onlinebrary?

To access the digital study environment, download MS Teams on your computer or phone. Please note: for this you need to have Office 365 Pro Plus installedl. The UvA offers students both software programs free of charge (Read here for Using Microsoft Teams as a student)

Once in MS Teams, log in with your UvA email address and you will see the Onlinebrary option in the menu.

Any questions?

Ask the Library.

The sound of the Library

Does music distract you too much while studying? Or do you want to recreate the  sound of the Library? Students can make use of a binaural soundscape (3D) for studying. Put on your headphone or earbuds, switch on the soundscape and in no time you will imagine yourself in the study space of the Library (location: University Library Singel).