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Current library services

Due to nationwide coronavirus regulations, Leiden University Libraries (UBL) has had to adjust its services. Please find an overview on our webpage on library services during the coronavirus situation.

UBL library services during the coronavirus situation

Visiting address

Postal address

Witte Singel 27
2311 BG Leiden


071 - 527 2814  (General)
071 - 527 2800  (Reception desk)
071 - 527 2857  (Special Collections)

Postbus 9501
2300 RA Leiden


Maliebaan 30
2311 CC Leiden

Current access options

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

Only Leiden University students and PhD's can reserve a library study place.

  • 1184 study places
  • 94 computer study places
  • 8 group study rooms
  • 16 individual study rooms

Printers and copiers can be found throughout the UB. Your LU-Card doubles as copy- and printcard. The balance can be topped up at the 'PinPoint' machine near the reception desk, or online.

Booking a time-slot for printing only

Leiden University students not wanting to book a study place time-slot, can make an appointment to print documents at the UB. Please contact the UB reception desk (+31 71 5272800) to book a max. 20 minute time slot, during which you will have sole use of the printer assigned to you. Using Webprint, you can prepare and upload your print requests before your visit to the library. 

You may report lost items, or turn in any items that you have found, at the reception desk.

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