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Acquisition requests

Need a book or journal the library doesn’t own?

Purchase Requests

Researchers, emeriti and students affiliated with Leiden University may suggest printed or digital books or journals for purchase by completing the Purchase Request Form.

All requests will be reviewed by a subject librarian. Requests are honored as they fit the collection policy and budgets permit. Please note it may take several weeks for an item to be processed. 

Interlibrary loan

Alternatively, it's possible to borrow books and request articles from other libraries through interlibrary loan. This usually takes up to a few days. For urgent requests, please mail or come into the library to speak directly with a staff member.