Students, teachers and staff members of the Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK) have access to all six faculty libraries. Some of the libraries allow external users restricted access. For details, check the information of the separate libraries.


You can search the collections of the six faculty libraries either combined or separately.
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The library received a gift: many scores by John Cage, Morton Feldman and Christian Wolff.

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Composition teacher Wim Henderickx has donated a nomber of his scores to the library, including Mysterium, Nostalgia and On the Road. The works can be borrowed from the library.

Muziekwebluister, which can now be listened to within the AHK, offers covers for bike saddles. The covers can be obtained from the library. 

The Royal Library (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB) in The Hague offers students in higher professional education a discount of 50% on subscriptions (€7,50 instead of €15,-). The Royal Library is the Netherland's National Library and gives access to everything published in and about the Netherlands. A KB Pass gives you access to the entire KB collection, scores of databases and over a hundred thousand digital books, magazines, newspapers and the Netherlands Music Institute.


The libraries of the AHK have signed several licence agreements with providers of specialized databases. Most of these are only accessible for students and staff members.
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