University Library Service

The Vrije Universiteit Library in the university’s main building is open daily for collecting and consulting pre reserved books. There are also 75 quiet study places for students who, for whatever reason are unable to study at home.

09/16/2020 | 10:50 AM

Plan your visit
A large portion of our collection can be consulted digitally from home. By installing the Library Access plugin you will automatically receive notification while browsing if you have access to digital content. For more information go to our page on access from outside the campus.

In case you do need to borrow a book from our collection, you can make a reservation via LibSearch. You will receive notification as soon as the book is ready for pickup (don’t forget to check your spam box). 

Please read the information on our ‘Visit and Use’ page before visiting the University Library.    

Bij de UB in het Hoofdgebouw van VU kun je dagelijks terecht voor het afhalen en raadplegen van vooraf gereserveerde boeken. Daarnaast hebben we op dit moment 75 stilteplekken voor studenten die door omstandigheden thuis niet kunnen studeren.

Special Collections
You can make an appointment  to consult materials from our Special Collections and Archives by email at or by calling 020 598 5200.

Other Library Members
Unfortunately, as a consequence of the campus entry restrictions, the University Library is still closed to new non university members. If you are already a member, you can make an appointment to collect or consult books. Please take in to account that there are a very limited number of locations for consulting literature.    

The university library service desk is available online and ready to help  you as quickly as possible with your enquiries.
You can contact us via:
Tel: 020 - 5982500 
Whatsapp: 06 - 2569 4822

Please visit for up-to-date information regarding the Covid measures at the Vrije Universiteit.