The Amsterdam University Library has an impressive stock of approximately four million volumes, and special collections of rare manuscripts, letters and maps. The collection is free for all university staff and students, and spread across 20 locations and a large book depot.


The library locations and study centres offer over 2,600 study places, 1,100 of which are equipped with a PC. The study rooms at Singel have the longest opening hours, including evenings and weekends. Bring your own laptop: all locations offer wireless internet.

Finding information

Search the Library website for books and journals. If the publication is in closed stacks, please request it via the online catalogue and indicate at which library you wish to collect it.

The Library offers e-journals, e-books, bibliographic databases, text and image databases and digital dissertations.

While working from home, students and employees can use their UvA-net ID and password to access all digital information sources.

Published by  University of Amsterdam

8 April 2014