The CWI library has a unique collection of books, journals and reports on mathematics and computer science. Membership and visit is open to everyone.



Membership cards for the CWI Library can be purchased at the library desk (€20) and are valid for one year. Students are entitled to a reduced rate (€12) on presentation of a valid university ID. Payment in cash, no PIN possibility.

Rules for borrowers are here.

Visitor information

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.

The CWI Library is located on the first floor of the CWI building (Science Park 123, Amsterdam). For access, please report to the reception desk near the main entrance of CWI during library opening hours.

Directions to the CWI building


+31 20 5924027

The CWI library participates in:

  • AdamNet: the network of Amsterdam libraries. Holders of an AdamNet pass qualify for free membership of the CWI library.
  • LOBBI: Consortium Landelijk Overleg Beta BIbliotheken