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Exam period (23 January - 2 February): longer opening hours and extra study rooms

Published on 17-01-2023
Exam period is a busy time. Therefore, the Library offers longer opening hours. Various lecture rooms are available for studying and the Posthoornkerk is also used as a study place. Crowding indicators are used for the first time to provide an up-to-date overview of available study places. There will also room for socialising with the UB Diner at the University Library Singel.
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See how busy it is 

Knowing in advance which location is the least crowded or checking whether there is enough space at your favorite study space is now possible. The Library has introduced crowding indicators, which provides a live display of the occupancy of all rooms with study spaces.  

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

To book lecture rooms to study in, see MapiqExternal link, inquire at your study association or at the library desk. 

Tightened access policy 

Image: Monique Kooijmans
Image: Monique Kooijmans

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.  

Study in the silence of a church 

Those looking for a special study spot can visit the Posthoornkerk from Saturday 28 to Monday 30 January. From 09.00 - 19.00, 75 study spots are available. There is free coffee, tea and wifi. 

Reservations are required: Book a study spotExternal link  

Online Study Space during exam period 

Achieve your optimal focus during the hybrid study sessions of the Online Study Space. The collaborative study sessions, called Study-SOS, take place from 10:30 to 22:00 under the guidance of a student host. This time, the sessions are both physical in the University Library Singel and online. 

To prepare you, you will receive a wake-up e-mail half an hour before each study session. At the beginning of each study session, concrete and realistic goals are set on which to evaluate each time. The host provides a distraction-free environment in which you work on your goals in a focused way.   

Sign up for Study-SOSExternal link  

 Join the UB Diner 

Photo by Alex G on Unsplash
Photo by Alex G on Unsplash

During exam period, on Tuesday 31 January, it is UB Diner again. A cosy one-hour dinner.  This edition, the recipe will be chosen by a UvA student from the Allard Pierson's extensive culinary collection. The search for the perfect recipe will be recorded and shown during the dinner. The festive meal, consisting of small dishes that you share with your table mates, called 'shared dining', will be prepared this time by chef Evert Lepas. 

The cost for this special dinner is 5 euro and should be paid at the information desk on the first floor in the week prior to the dinner. After the amount has been paid, we do not issue refunds.  

Participants will receive a goodie bag with recipes and surprises during this event.

More information and registration External link

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