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Current library services

Due to nationwide coronavirus regulations, Leiden University Libraries (UBL) offers adjusted services up to and including 26 September 2021. Please find an overview on our webpage on library services during the coronavirus situation, and check our regular pages for news on upcoming changes starting 27 September.

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.

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

Up to and including 26 September 2021:

  • Leiden University students may access the library during their reserved study place time-slot
  • In reading room 1 on the first floor, study places are available for use by Leiden University staff and PhDs (no reservation option)
  • Researchers and students using the Special Collections materials may access the library to consult materials at the Special Collections Reading Room
  • Patrons wishing to pick up requested library materials from the book lockers may do so, without making an appointment

Currently, only Leiden University students 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.

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

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