Mission, strategic plan

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 UL maintains collections, provides access to content and provides related products and services. A large part of the collection is digitally accessible, also off-campus.

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. 

Strategic plan 2017 - 2020 

Strategic Plan University Library 2017-2020

The strategic plan 'Hotspot for Content II Stewardship of Academic Content & Scholarly Communication – Strategic Plan University Library 2017-2020' forms the basis of the organisation of the UL.