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Science Library

The new Science Library is open!

The library has moved to its brand new location at the Gorlaeus building.

Visiting address Postal address

Gorlaeus Building
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden
+31 71 527 43 66 / 43 67

Science Library
P.O. Box 9502
2300 RA Leiden

Library access

To be able to visit the library, all visitors need to bring their valid LU-Card.

Visitors not affiliated with Leiden University can refer to one of our other library locations, preferably the University Library (UB), to have a guest account and library card made.

Using the collection

The Science Library collection is shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification. Items can be fetched from the shelf, or requested using the catalogue for pick-up from the book lockers at a later time.

Study places

The Science Library has over 120 study places. Several study places are equipped with a computer or laptop screens.

Study places without computer can be used freely by all library visitors, outside of exam periods.

Most computers are available for use by Leiden University students only, and need to be booked in advance. Several computers - marked with a white sticker - can be used freely by all library visitors.

Library access and study places during exam periods

During exam periods, some access restrictions apply.

Study places will be available to Leiden University students only, and will all need to be booked in advance. Several study places - marked with a white sticker - are freely available to all library visitors.

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