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Opening hours

Library opening hours for 2019

University Library
University Library - Special Collections Reading Room
Science Library
Wijnhaven Library, The Hague
Law Library
Lockers Van Steenis Building
Social and Behavioural Sciences Library
Walaeus Library
NINO Library
KITLV Jakarta
NIMAR Rabat

African Studies Centre Library

University Library

Regular opening hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 - 24:00

Saturday and Sunday

10:00 - 23:00

Access restrictions during
examination periods
:
  • 12 - 25 October 2019
  • 7 December 2019 - 
    31 January 2020
  • 7 - 20 March 2020
  • 9 May 2020 - 10 July 2020

No access for

  • students registered at
    educational institutions
    other than Leiden University
  • annual fee card holders

who do not verifiably depend
on the library collections for
their research.

Library desks

Information desk
Monday to Friday

 

8:30 - 19:00

LU-Card desk
(creating or renewing library
accounts and LU-Cards)
- Monday to Friday 
- Saturday and Sunday 

 

 


8:30 - 18:00
10:00 - 22:00
 

Holidays 2019

1 January, New Year's Day

Closed

19 April, Good Friday Open
20 April Open

21 April, Easter Sunday

Closed

22 April, Easter Monday

Closed

27 April, King's Day

Closed

5 May, Liberation Day Open
30 May, Ascension Day Open from 8:30 - 24:00;
service as on weekend days
31 May Open
9 June, Pentecost Sunday Open
10 June, Pentecost Monday Open from 8:30 - 24:00;
service as on weekend days

Summer period:
15 July - 18 August

- Monday to Friday
- Saturday



8:30- 18:00
13:00 - 17:00

2 October, due to Relief of Leiden

8:30 - 18:00

3 October, Relief of Leiden

Closed

4 October 8:30 - 24:00

24 December, Christmas Eve

8:30 - 18:00

25 December, Christmas

Closed

26 December, Boxing Day

Closed

31 December, New Year's Eve

8:30 - 18:00

1 January 2020, New Year's Day

Closed

 

University Library - Special Collections Reading Room

Regular opening hours

Monday to Friday

9:00 - 17:30 

Adjusted opening hours

19 April, Good Friday

Closed

22 April, Easter Monday

Closed

30 May, Ascension Day

Closed

10 June, Pentecost Monday Closed
3 October, Relief of Leiden Closed
25 December, Christmas Closed
26 December, Boxing Day Closed
1 January 2020, New Year's Day Closed

 

Science Library

Regular opening hours

Location LMUY

Monday to Friday

8:00 - 18:00

Library desk: Monday to Friday

9:00 – 17:00

Location Snellius
Monday to Friday 8:30 - 19:00

Holidays 2019

1 January, New Year's Day

Closed

19 April, Good Friday

Closed

22 April, Easter Monday

Closed

30 May, Ascension Day

Closed

31 May, due to Ascension Day

Closed

10 June, Pentecost Monday

Closed

3 October, Relief of Leiden

Closed

4 October, Relief of Leiden
(bridge day)
Closed

25 December 2019 - 1 january 2020,
Christmas - New Year's Day

Closed

 

Wijnhaven Library, The Hague

Regular opening hours

Monday to Friday

9:00 - 22:00

Library desk: Monday to Friday  10:00 - 13:00 and
13:30 - 17:00

Saturday and Sunday
(Open to Leiden University students and staff
only, LU-Card access)

10:00 - 22:00

Holidays 2019

1 January, New Year's Day

Closed

19 April, Good Friday

Closed

20 April Closed
21 April, Easter Sunday Closed

22 April, Easter Monday

Closed

26 April, due to King's Night celebrations Closed from 21:00

27 April, King's Day

Closed

5 May, Liberation Day

Closed

30 May, Ascension Day

Closed

31 May, due to Ascension Day

Closed

9 June, Pentecost Sunday

Closed

10 June, Pentecost Monday

Closed

Summer period: 8 July - 18 August
- Monday to Friday
- Saturday


Library desk: regular hours

 

9:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 17:00
 

24 December, Christmas Eve

Closed from 18:00

25 December 2019 - 1 January 2020,
Christmas - New Year's Day
Closed

 

Law Library

   

Regular opening hours

Monday to Thursday

9:00 - 22:15

Friday

9:00 - 19:00

Saturday and Sunday

11:00 - 17:00

Access restrictions

No access for

  • students registered at
    educational institutions
    other than Leiden University
  • annual fee card holders

who do not verifiably depend on
the library collections for their
research

Holidays and adjusted opening hours 2019

1 January, New Year's Day

Closed

19 April, Good Friday

Closed

20 April Open

21 April, Easter Sunday

Closed

22 April, Easter Monday

Closed

27 April, King's Day

Closed

5 May, Liberation Day

Closed

10 May - 7 July Extra opening hours during the examination period:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 22:00.
Library desk: regular opening hours
30 May, Ascension Day Open from 10:00 - 22:00
(library desk is closed)
31 May, due to Ascension Day Open from 10:00 - 22:00
(library desk is closed)
9 June, Pentecost Sunday Open from 10:00 - 22:00
(library desk is closed)
10 June, Pentecost Monday Open from 10:00 - 22:00
(library desk is closed)

Summer period, 15 July - 25 August
- Monday to Friday
- Saturday


 

9:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 15:00

2 October, due to Relief of Leiden 9:00 - 18:00

3 October, Relief of Leiden

Closed

4 October, Relief of Leiden
(bridge day)
Closed

5 December, Saint Nicholas

9:00 - 16:00

24 December, Christmas Eve 9:00 - 18:00

25 December 2019 - 1 January 2020,
Christmas - New Year's Day

Closed

 

Lockers Van Steenis Building

Regular opening hours

Monday to Friday 

8:00 - 18:00

Saturday and Sunday (access with authorized
LU-Card only)

Closed

Holidays 2019

1 january, New Year's Day

Closed

19 April, Good Friday

Closed

20 April Closed
21 April, Easter Sunday Closed

22 April, Easter Monday

Closed

27 April, King's Day

Closed

5 May, Liberation Day

Closed

30 May, Ascension Day

Closed

31 May, due to Ascension Day

Closed

9 June, Pentecost Sunday

Closed

10 June, Pentecost Monday Closed

3 October, Relief of Leiden

Closed

4 October, Relief of Leiden
(bridge day)
Closed

25 December 2019 - 1 January 2020,
Christmas - New Year's Day

Closed

 

Social and Behavioural Sciences Library

Regular opening hours

Monday to Thursday

9:00 - 19:00

Friday

9:00 - 17:00

Holidays 2019

1 january, New Year's Day

Closed

19 April, Good Friday

Closed

22 April, Easter Monday

Closed

30 May, Ascension Day

Closed

31 May, due to Ascension Day

Closed

10 June, Pentecost Monday

Closed

19 - 30 August Closed

2 October, due to Relief of Leiden

9:00 - 18:00

3 October, Relief of Leiden

Closed

4 October, Relief of Leiden
(bridge day)
Closed
24 December, Christmas Eve 9:00 - 18:00

25 December 2019 - 1 January 2020, Christmas - New Year's Day

Closed

 

Walaeus Library

Regular opening hours

Monday to Thursday

8:30 - 21:00

Friday

8:30 - 17:00

Holidays 2019

See Walaeus Library website

 

NINO Library

Regular opening hours
Monday to Friday 9:00 - 17:00
Holidays 2019
1 January, New Year's Day Closed
19 April, Good Friday Closed
22 April, Easter Monday Closed
30 May, Ascension Day Closed
31 May, due to Ascension Day Closed
10 June, Pentecost Monday Closed
3 October, Relief of Leiden Closed
4 October, Relief of Leiden
(bridge day)
Closed
25 December 2019 - 1 January, 2020
Christmas - New Year's Day
Closed

 

KITLV Jakarta

Regular opening hours

Monday to Thursday

Final months of 2019: the library is currently closed due to circumstances

Friday

Holidays 2019

1 January, New Year's Day

Closed

5 February, Chinese New year Closed

7 March, Hindu New Year

Closed

3 April, Isra Mi'raj Closed

19 April, Good Friday

Closed

22 April, Easter Monday Closed
1 May, Labour Day Closed

30 May, Ascension Day

Closed

3 - 12 June, Eid al-Fitr Holiday

Closed

 

NIMAR Rabat

Regular opening hours

Monday to Thursday

9:00 - 17:00 

Friday

9:00 - 16:30

Holidays 2019

1 January, New Year's Day

Closed

19 April, Good Friday 

Closed

22 April, Easter Monday

Closed

30 May, Ascension Day

Closed

31 May, Bridge Day

Closed
5 June, Eid al-Fitr Closed

10 June, Pentecost Monday

Closed

Summer period
22 July - 5 August
 

 

Closed

12 and 13 August, Eid al-Adha Closed

21 August, Fête de la jeunesse

Closed

6 November, Marche verte

Closed

11 November, Eid Al-Mawlid

Closed

25 and 26 December, Christmas

Closed

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