1. UVA LIBRARY
    Library of the university of Amsterdam. You can become a member by filling in this [form].
  2. OBA
    Library of the city of Amsterdam with a general selection of books and DVD’s. You can become a member at reduced rate when you show your student card.
  3. INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL HISTORY
    The International Institute of Social History (IISH) examines how the relation between work and labour develops globally over time. Established in 1935, the IISH is one of the world’s leading research institutes on social history. You can consult archive material on the squat movement and Provo at IISH.
  4. DE APPEL
    Library and archive of the institution De Appel.
  5. RIJKSAKADEMIE
    Library of the Rijksakademie residency in Amsterdam with a very large selection of art related book and monographs. Becoming a member costs around €30 a year, but you can borrow books.
  6. STEDELIJK
    Library of the Stedelijk Museum. You can consult sources but you can not borrow books.
  7. LI-MA
    Platform for media art, created after the unfortunate closing of NIMk. Has a great collection and a [digital catalogue]
 
  1. UBUWEB
    Online archive of artist’s movies and sound works, started by writer Kenneth Goldsmith.
  2. PROJECT GUTENBERG
    Oldest online database of books. Mostly public domain books.
  3. ACADEMIA
    A platform for academics to share research papers. The company’s mission is to accelerate the world’s research.
  4. AAAAARG
    Digital library project, with a focus on critical theory, continental philosophy and contemporary art. Most of the material is pirated, annotated and discussed by a community of researchers and supporters. You need an invite to join and download books.
  5. SCI-HUB
    Pirate website giving access to hundreds of thousands research papers. (You need a link or the digital object identifier (DOI) of the paper you are trying to access.)
  6. CCINDEX
    ccindex database is an online, open-access bibliographical database indexing international journals and periodicals. Areas covered are architecture, art, cinema, cultural studies, design, literature, music, philosophy, social sciences and photography.
 
  1. ROYAL LIBRARY THE HAGUE
    Library of the art academy in The Hague.
  2. STROOM DEN HAAG LIBRARY
    Library on architecture and urbanism in The Hague.
  3. SITTERWERK
    Amazing library in Switzerland with a huge collection of artists’ books.