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Suggestions, compliments and complaints

We hope library users are happy using Leiden University Libraries' services. If this is not the case, please let us know. We love to receive suggestions, comments and ideas on how we can improve services, and try to learn from complaints. Choose one of the following options to submit your feedback: 

  1. Use the written feedback form, available at the customer service desks and near the feedback boxes in the library.
  2. Use the digital feedback form below.

What will be done with your feedback?

Within a week you will receive an acknowledgement from an employee of the User Services department who will inform you that your feedback will be handled within three weeks. If this employee is not able to deal with your feedback him/herself, he/she will send the feedback to the head of the responsible department. If for any reason the three week period is exceeded, you will be informed about this.

Complaints handling

In case your feedback is a complaint, the library employee handling your complaint will always ask you whether the complaint was dealt with satisfactorily before it is closed. After that, if you do not react within three weeks, we will assume that the complaint can be considered as settled. The complaint will also be considered settled if you so notify us by e-mail or written mail. 

If your complaint was not handled to your satisfaction, you will be redirected to the head of the responsible department. In case you would still not be satisfied with the procedure and it’s outcome, you can contact the librarian by email or letter. The librarian will then consider whether the procedure was applied correctly and review the decision. His reaction will follow within three weeks. During the processing of the appeal by the librarian, the corresponding decision made by the head of the department is maintained. 

The text regarding this procedure is merely a guideline and cannot be regarded as having / quoted for legal implications.

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