The University Library (UL) is the content manager of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the VU Medical Center (VUmc).
It supports the entire information chain from knowledge, information and data as raw material for education and research through the distribution and management of the scientific output of the university.
The services are tailored to the needs of the various faculties and continuously aim to improve processes, often through innovative digital technologies and multimedia.
The UL also offers a high-quality physical study and learning environment at two locations: the Library desk in the VU main building and the Medical Library in the VUmc.
On the 10th floor of the main building you will find printed book in open stacks.
A larger part of books is in closed stacks. With your library or student pass you can borrow materials via LibSearch. You can also renew borrowed books or cancel reservations.
Documents outside the UL may be borrowed from other libraries using inter-library loans (ILL).
Course literature can be found at the special shelves at the first floor.
Courses or workshops
For an introduction to efficient literature research you can follow a workshop or online course information literacy at the UL:
• Level A (first-year students)
• Level B (advanced first-year students)
• Level C - Humanities (students writing a thesis)
• General research skills: information literacy (Master Theology)