Material from the Allard Pierson collections can be consulted in the Reading Room. Frequently consulted reference works are also available in the Reading Room, and in the Rosenthaliana, Book History and Mennonitica period rooms.
From 27 September onwards, the Reading Room will be accessible without prior reservation of a workplace.
Students and staff of the UvA as well as external researchers and scientists are welcome in the Reading Room.
The opening hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.
There are 40 workplaces in the Reading Room, available exclusively for consulting heritage material and the books from the reference libraries. In addition, there are two viewing PCs for consulting the catalogue and two login PCs for UvA students and staff. There is also a microfiche reader. The tables are equipped with power points and there is open WIFI.