The University Library for students

Find a study place
Overview of Study and computer places & Openinghours.

Borrowing and extending literature
As a VU student, you are entitled to use the UB collections free of charge.
- After activation your university registration card is also your library card.
Borrowing, renewal.
- Request literature from other libraries other libraries.

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
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VU Amsterdam's online thesis database.

Upload your thesis 
Upload your approved Bachelor's or Master's 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.
- 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
- Our curators can assist you in coming up with a thesis topic. The material can be requested via LibSearch and then viewed in the Special Collections Reading Room.
- Browse the Image Database for inspiration. Take a look at our Special Collections webpages to find out more. 

Come see our exhibitions
- In the VU Library Heritage Display Case: near the first-floor entrance to the library in the Main Building.
- Check out the online exhibitions.

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: s.moes@vu.nl

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

Questions?

  • Ask your question via vraag.ub@vu.nl, or
  • Visit the Library Desks: Main Building, VU Library, 1st floor & the Medical Library, VU University Medical Center, 0B-100.  

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