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You can print, copy and scan in the libraries and study centers of the UvA. You can pick up your print jobs at any printer at the University of Amsterdam. The print jobs remain available for a maximum of 24 hours.

Printing, Copying and Scanning

For UvA students and staff 

You need an activated UvA student or staff card to print, copy or scan. Students who want to print or copy must put credit on their cards in advance. Scanning is free.

Print, Copy and Scan for External Borrowers 

From the collection PCs in the Library, external borrowers can print materials from the digital collections for a fee. Furthermore, external borrowers can scan or copy requested materials on site. To print and copy materials, prepayment credit must be loaded onto the borrower's card. This can be done via the charge point at the library location UB Singel. Scanning is free of charge. Scans can be saved on a USB stick or sent to an e-mail address. 
Please note: it is not possible to print your own documents via the collection PCs.

Cost of Prints and Copies 

  • Black and white A4: € 0.05 per page.
  • Color A4: € 0.15 per page.
  • A3 size: double the size and costs of A4.

Scan with a Book Scanner 

All printers and / or copiers are suitable for scanning. Scans can be saved on a USB stick you brought with you or sent to your email. In the University Library Singel and the P.C. Hoofthuis are stand alone book scanners with USB port available. 

Have Reproductions Made 

Visitors are not allowed to scan or copy materials from the Allard Pierson heritage. However, under certain conditions it is possible to make your own recordings with your own camera or smartphone. It is also possible to request reproductions. More information can be found on the Allard Pierson website.

Scans on demand

UvA students and staff can request digital scans of materials from the current printed collection of the library (in the catalogue identified as IWO-depot). More information can be found on the webpage Requestings scans.

More Information

In the UvA student A-Z you will find manuals and answers on the page with frequently asked questions.

Need more support? Ask the Library.