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Social and Behavioural Sciences Library

Visiting address Postal address
Pieter de la Court Building
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Tel: +31 71 527 39 75
Social and Behavioural Sciences Library
P.O. Box 9555
2300 RB Leiden

Library access during coronavirus measures

Due to limited seating capacity per room, all study places need to be booked in advance; this includes the study places marked with a light blue sticker. Only Leiden University students can reserve study places.

For the time being, several visitor groups do not have access to the libraries. 

The Social and Behavioural Sciences 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 at a later time.

Part of the collection has been transferred to the University Library. These items can be requested using the catalogue.

Library access

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

There are no options for library group viewings or teacher and students tours.

Book lockers

All library materials requested for pick-up at the Social and Behavioural Sciences Library will be placed in book lockers. Books can be collected from the lockers using your LU-Card, during Pieter de la Court building opening hours.

Study places

Study places without computer can be used freely by all library account and LU-Card holders, outside of exam periods.

Computer workplaces and group study rooms are available for use by Leiden University students only, and need to be booked in advance. Several computers - marked with a white sticker - will be available for use by other visitors.

Exam period restrictions

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. Some study places - marked with a white sticker - will be available for other visitors.

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