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Exam period (until 30 May): check the opening hours before you leave

Published on 22-05-2024
Until 30 May, the Library will be open for longer hours. However, please check the opening hours as they can change on a day-to-day basis. To aid in focusing, you can participate in guided study sessions. For relaxation, join us at the UB Dinner on 28 May.
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Opening hours and crowd indicators

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Image: Library

During the exam period, it is crucial to know in advance which location is least crowded. For updated opening hours and crowd indicators, visit the study spacesExternal link page and keep an eye on the information screens on campus for additional study rooms. For booking collaborative spaces or study carrels, refer to UvA SpacefinderExternal link, inquire with your study association, or at the library desk.

University Quarter: 460 more study spaces on weekends

The P.C. Hoofthuis will be open on the weekend of 25 and 26 May. In total, there will be 460 additional study spaces available. Access is only possible upon presentation of a valid UvA student ID. Remeber to check the opening hours before you go to the Library.

REC V: 800 extra study spaces

Image: Marta Adsarias
Afbeelding: Marta Adsarias

From Monday, 27 May, to Thursday, 30 May, you can also study at Roeterseiland Campus in building REC V. 800 extra study spaces will be available with extended opening hours.

Access policy tightened

During exam periods, a tightened access policy is in place: the Library is only accessible with a valid UvA student or staff card. You must show your (plastic) student ID card to enter.

Guided Study Sessions

Image: Wouter van der Wolk
Image: Wouter van der Wolk

If you aim to achieve maximum concentration during the exam period, you can participate in guided study sessions. These sessions will be held until Thursday, 30 May, from 10:00 to 22:00 (including weekends), and will be led by a student host.

Guided studying takes place in teams in the special Focus Room (room C.1.01) of the University Library Singel, or online via Microsoft Teams. A dedicated team of student hosts is ready to successfully guide these study sessions.

A fixed daily schedule is followed, which includes studying, breaks, reflection, collaboration and information exchange.

Sign up for the 'Exam SessionsExternal link'.

Join the UB Dinner with a travel theme

Image courtesy KLM.
Image courtesy KLM.

During the exam period, there will be another UB Dinner. It's a cosy one-hour dinner with fellow students, where you'll also learn about the Library's collection of cookbooks.

The meal is inspired by a recipe from KLM from the 1950s, and during a game of 'PimPamPet', you can win a beautiful cookbook from the collection. Afterward, you can start your studies again with renewed energy. Cost: 5 euros.

Buy your ticket hereExternal link.


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