Due to coronavirus regulations in The Netherlands, Leiden University Libraries (UBL) has had to adjust its services. During the December/January lockdown period, the options to reserve a library study place are more limited than before. For an up-to-date overview of our current range of services, please check our webpage on library services during the coronavirus situation.UBL library services during the coronavirus situation
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Access to the University Library
Access to the University Library (UB) is currently possible for:
- Leiden University students and PhD's, during their reserved study place time-slot
- Leiden University researchers and students using the Special Collections materials, who have reserved a work place in the Reading Room Special Collections, during the booked time-slot
- Borrowing: patrons wishing to pick up requested library materials from the book lockers can do so, without making an appointment
All visitors need to bring their valid and activated LU-Card to be able to access the library.
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
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.