From finding literature to uploading your thesis to using our special collections, find out what the UL can do for you.
The University Library for students
What the University Library can do for you.
Find a study place
The University Library offers study places on several floors in the Main Building for students who are unable to work at home due to circumstances. Here you can study in silence, work on the computer or take an online lecture.
The number of places is limited. Check here for an overview of available places.
Borrowing and reserving literature
Use the library anywhere, at any time, with Library Access
Install the Library Access browser extension.
View past VU Master’s and Bachelor's theses
VU Amsterdam's online thesis database.
Upload your thesis
Take a free workshop or consult the online Libguides
- View the workshops on offer.
- Read the Libguide LibSearch to find out how to use LibSearch to search the VU Library collections and those of other libraries worldwide. One of our LibGuides is made specifically to help you find literature in PubMed.
- Consult the online LibGuides on finding literature in your field and obtaining data.
Drop by the Data Help Desk
Data Help Desk's walk-in office hours (January through July).
Use early printed/handwritten works or heritage collections
Come see our exhibitions
In the VU Library Heritage Display Case: near the first-floor entrance to the library in the Main Building.
Printing 3D objects
Would you like to 3D print an object in connection with your research project or thesis? If so, please contact Sylvia Moes, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Video conference & multimedia workstations
Need to hold a remote conference? Use the VU Library video conference room on the 1st floor (1A-01) of the VU Main Building. Your conversation partners will be displayed life-size on large screens.
-Main Building, VU Library, 1st floor
-Medical Library, VU University Medical Center, 0B-100.
Do you want more information?
Please contact us!