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Studying & Visiting

Discover which services the UvA offers to students and visitors

Covid-19 means that fewer facilities are available and that there is a stricter access policy at the UvA. We do our best to provide the best possible service in the current situation. You can find out what this means for you on this page.

Visiting & Studying corona time

Covid-19 has tightened the rules for visiting and studying in the Library of the UvA. Find out what is possible.

Locations & Opening Hours

The University Library is scattered throughout the city. Take a look at the current opening hours of our reopened locations.

Book a Study Place

Study in peace? Then look for a suitable study space through the library. Due to Corona, a limited number of study places is available and only for students and staff of the UvA. Advance reservation is required.

Digital Study Sessions

For everyone who misses studying in the library there is Onlinebrary, an online environment that supports you in studying at home. The concentration and motivation of studying (together) in the library but from home.

Borrowing a Chromebook

Regular rental of Chromebooks for one day is currently not possible. If you urgently need a Chromebook for a longer period of time you can submit a request via the Library contact form. For those who need a laptop, there is the option to rent one via (with a discount via Surfspot).

Print, Copy, Scan

UvA staff and students who come by to collect material from the University Library Singel can copy and scan this material on site. Printing is only possible if you have reserved a study place in advance.

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.

Writing & Publishing Thesis

The UvA offers various types of assistance for students writing their thesis. Have you finished your thesis? Then you may want to publish it online. Take a look at the additional information per faculty.

Smart Tools & Tips for Your Studies

Looking for smart tools for your studies? The UvA database and external applications can boost your productivity and concentration.

Readers in Canvas

Search the relevant course in Canvas for readers that have been put together by your teacher.