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Unique material: what can you find with us?

The collection has existed since 1935 and is called IAV. The IAV Collection is one of the oldest collections on women and gender worldwide. Archives, egodocuments, magazines, biographical clippings, books, brochures, reports, theses, Oral History interviews, images and audio items, objects and documentation. And more and more digitally!

Library and archive

Opening hours:
Monday closed
Tuesday to friday: 10.00 – 17.00 uur

From Thursday 20 May 2021 we welcome you again in the library to borrow books and to view magazines and archives. To welcome everyone safely, we apply the following rules:

  • The well-known: keep a distance of 1.5 meters, and come another time if you are ill or have a cold
  • You make a reservation via
  • Upon entering the library, you will disinfect your hands and we will ask you a number of questions about your health
  • We request that you register at the information desk with your name and contact details

When you first visit, Atria’s information specialists will familiarise you with both the library and the archive. If you need help with collecting information, you can contact the information desk by phone or by emailing Our information specialists are always glad to help you!

My account

By registering on the collection website of Atria you have some advantages, such as:

  • save favorites and view them later in your own account environment
  • view the status of any Copy Requests
  • book reservation
  • as a logged-in user with a subscription, you can also renew your books
  • change contact details
  • You can register by clicking on the profile icon in the top right corner next to the language flags.

Membership: become a subscriber?

Do you want to become a subscriber to Atria? Then go to 'Library membership' and fill in the form.

View archive documents

The inventory and description of all archives are digitally accessible. More than 30 archives have been fully digitalised. If you wish to view records from the archive, please make an appointment by contacting To access a restricted archive, you will need to obtain permission in advance. To do so, you may contact our archivist using



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