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Exam period (22 May - 1 June): longer opening hours and extra study spaces

Published on 10-05-2023 12:53
The Library offers extra study spaces and longer opening hours. Several lecture rooms are available for studying and the Posthoornkerk is also used as a study space. Crowding indicators give an up-to-date overview of available study spaces. There is also room for socialising during the exam period: on Tuesday 30 May, the UB Diner will take place at the University Library Singel.
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Opening hours and crowding indicators 

Especially during exam time, it is important knowing in advance which location is the least crowded or checking whether there is enough space at your favorite study space. The Library has crowding indicators, which provides a live display of the occupancy of all rooms with study spaces.

See the study spaces page for opening hoursExternal link and crowding indicators and keep an eye on the information screens on campus for the extra study spaces.

Study in the silence of a church

Those looking for a special study spot can visit the Posthoornkerk from Friday 26 to Tuesday 30 May. From 09:00 - 19:00, 95 study spots are available. There is free coffee, tea and wifi.

Reservations are required: Book a study spotExternal link.

Online Study Space during the exam period

Achieve your optimal focus during the guided study sessions of the Online Study Space. The collaborative study sessions, called Study-SOS, take place from 10:00 to 22:00 under the guidance of a student host. The sessions are both physical in the University Library Singel and online.

The host provides a distraction-free environment in which you will work on your goals in a focused way. Each session includes planning, studying, reflecting and pausing with a view to your well-being during this stressful period. You will also get help with finding sources, citations and academic writing.

Sign up for the Study-SOSExternal link

Image: Marta Adsarias
Image: Marta Adsarias

During the exam period, on Tuesday 30 May, another edition of the UB Diner will take place. A cosy one-hour dinner. During this fifth edition, based on the theme Mexico, a recipe will be selected from the Allard Pierson's extensive culinary collection.

Vegan lentil stew with dark chocolate and cinnamon will be served, with roasted carrot and sourdough bread as a side dish. There will also be a short introduction by Henkjan Laats of the Cocoa MuseumExternal link.

The cost for this special dinner is 5 euros. Your reservation is not final until payment is made. Payment can be made at the University Library Singel, information desk (first floor), from 23 May.

Registration is not required.

Tightened access policy 

A tightened access policyExternal link applies during exam periods. Please note that the Library is only accessible with a valid UvA student or staff card.   


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