People wishing to consult materials from the Special Collections need a UvA or HvA student or staff ID card or a llibrary card (week or year).
To request materials from the closed stacks for consultation in the Reading Room you need a week pass (€15). You can also request a library card, valid for one year (€40). Click ‘Request Library Card’ on the right. You will be notified by email when your library card is ready. This may take two working days.
To register you must be able to provide a valid ID. When you first visit the Reading Room you will also be issued with a registration form, which we kindly ask you to complete.
The library card is free to:
- students and staff of all Dutch universities, the Open University and of higher professional education in the arts in Amsterdam;
- staff of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences;
- members of the Amsterdamse Universiteitsvereniging.
Please, provide a valid ID and a valid student card, recent wage slip or alumni card.
Prices of library cards
library card for one week
|library card for one year||€40|
|replacement AdamNet card||€4.50|