Hogeschool van Amsterdam

AUAS Library

Study Spaces

The Library has several locations in the city of Amsterdam where you can find spaces to study. Besides, the Library offers tools for students that prefer to study at home.

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Bring the library into your home

Students can make use of a binaural soundscape (3D) for studying at home. Does music distract you too much while studying? Or does your study place at home not even remotely resemble that of the library? Put on your headphone or earbuds, switch on the soundscape and in no time you will imagine yourself in the study space of the Library (location: University Library of Amsterdam, UB Singel).

In this sound recording: the familiar chatter of the air conditioning in study room A1.01, the echo in the stairwell, the cleaner and the traffic on the Singel. The porter will let you know when it is time for a break.

In this sound recording: a computer session near the desk, the chatter of the coffee machine, someone who comes to get a book, tap and click. The porter will let you know when it is time for a break.

Search and reserve project spaces

Use Mapiq to reserve project spaces in the Library of the Wibauthuis, so that you can work on a project together with your fellow students. Different types of rooms are available, with and without a monitor to connect your laptop to. You can reserve the project spaces digitally via Mapiq.

Keep in mind:

  • In Mapiq you can reserve available spaces a week in advance.
  • The rooms can only be booked by and for students.
  • The use of the space is for at least two people.
  • You can reserve a room for a minimum of 10 minutes and a maximum of 2 hours per person at a time
  • One person can have up to 8 hours of total reservations.


Contact the library desk in the Wibauthuis (2nd floor). Tel. 0621155550.

Published by  HvA Library 29 June 2020