Wednesday, May 17, 2006

UvA Information: Student ID cards, Libraries, Computers

Student ID card
Students receive a student ID card good for the length of their stay at the university. This card gives the student access to a variety of student facilities, including the library and computers.

The Universiteit van Amsterdam has an extensive central University Library, with over four million volumes. In addition, a number of departments have their own libraries. The University Library is located in the city centre. It contains over four million books, 70,000 manuscripts, 500,000 letters, and 125,000 geographical maps. In the General Library you will also find specialised collections in the Department of Rare and Precious Works, the Manuscript and Writing Museum, the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana with its collection of material relating to Jewish history and culture, and the Department of Documentation on Social Movements. The General Library also has three reading rooms which provide students with a space where they can study quietly. In addition to the General Library, there are approximately 70 department libraries spread over the centre of Amsterdam. Your passport and Student ID card are required for registration at the General Library. To register for departmental libraries, a student ID card is usually sufficient.

Singel 425
1012 WP Amsterdam
Tel.: (+31) 20-525 2301
Fax: (+31) 20-525 2311

Computer Room ISHSS
On July 1, 2003 the new computer room of the ISHSS opened. There are 38 computers and a printer available to ISHSS students only. Printer cards can be obtained from a card machine in the repro room on the ground floor; this card can also be used for the copier machine in the repro room.

Information Technology Centre (IC)
The information Technology Centre offers support in the field of information and communications services.

Computer Centre Binnengasthuis 5 (BG5)
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 237
1012 DL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: (020) 525 2088

Study centres
Students have free access to around 300 work stations, concentrated in five study centres. Each work station has a Pentium PC with a 17-inch colour monitor, a CD ROM drive, an Internet link and standard software like Microsoft Office. If you have a print card you can use the laser printer. You can have texts and illustrations scanned at the desk. You can register upon production of your student registration card. You receive a user name and password, so that you can log in at any work station.

Opening hours
Computer Centre BG5
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 237
Monday until Thursday 9.00-21.45 h
Friday 9.00-17.00 h
Saturday & Sunday 10.00-17.45 h

Computer Centre P.C.Hoofthuis
Spuistraat 134
Monday until Thursday 9.00-20.00 h
Friday 9.00-17.00 h

Computer Centre Roeterseiland
Roetersstraat 11-3rd floor
Monday 9.00-21.45 h
Tuesday and Wednesday 9.00-18.45 h
Thursday 9.00-21.45 h
Friday 9.00-17.00 h

Computer Centre OMHP
Oude Manhuispoort 4-6
Monday until Thursday 9.00-18.45 h
Friday 9.00-17.00 h

Computer Centre Bushuis
Kloveniersburgwal 48
Monday until Thursday 9.00-18.45 h
Friday 9.00-17.00 h

Computing in student rooms
Student rooms provided by the UvA on the Prinsengracht and the Prins Hendrikkade will be equiped for internet access.


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