AUAS Library

Borrowing from AUAS Library

You can reserve, check out or consult books. The book is not on the shelf in your library? Books which are at a distant AUAS Library location, are brought to your own library.


Generally, you can go to the open stacks and take any books you have found in the catalogue from there and check them out at the library desk or the lending machine. It is also possible to request books and have them sent to one of these pick-up locations:

  • Fraijlemaborg
  • Dr. Meurerlaan
  • Kohnstammhuis
  • Leeuwenburg
  • Nicolaes Tulphuis

Materials requested from the UvA Book Depot can also be collected at these locations.

Collecting loans

In general, you can collect it one day after putting in the request. Requests put in after 15:00 on Friday and during the weekend will be delivered on Monday before 15:00. In case of holidays, the request will be delivered on the first day the library is open again.

You will be notified by email as soon as the requested items are ready. They will be put on hold for you for seven days.

Reserving publications

If a book is on loan, you can reserve it. Via the button My account in CataloguePlus, you can go to the list of your active loans and see if a reserved publication is already available for you.

Not available for loan

Reference works and journals can generally not be taken out, but must be consulted in the library. In the Leeuwenburg, however, journals are available for loan. For some books (from the reading lists), there is also one consultation copy available, with an orange sticker WNU = cannot be borrowed. These must be consulted in the library.

Number of loans

Students, staff and visitors can borrow up to twenty items.

AdamNet users, UvA students, students with a valid UvA Library Card and UvA staff can borrow up to fifty items (from the combined UvA and AUAS collections).

Returning loans

Items borrowed from an AUAS or UvA library location can be returned at any AUAS or UvA library location. In the Wibauthuis (at the desk on the second floor) items can be returned from 11-15 on Saturdays only.

An alternative to return your loans is by using the dropbox at the Wibauthuis and Kohnstammhuis locations. During opening hours of these two buildings you can return all AUAS books. A student card is not required for this.

Published by  HvA Library 13 November 2020