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University Library


Due to the coronavirus situation in the Netherlands, all Leiden University Libraries (UBL) locations are closed.


Please consult our page on library services during the coronavirus situation, for up-to-date information on the current UBL online library services and borrowing options. 


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


To be able to access the University Library (UB), a valid library card is needed. 

Students registered at educational institutions other than Leiden University, and fee card holders who do not verifiably depend on the library collections for their research, do not have access to the UB during examination periods.

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

Check out Study Spots (beta) for a real-time indication of current study space availability within the UB.

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.

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

Available computers - Information Centre Huygens

Available computers - S-UB (Open stacks)

Available computers - Instruction room

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