The UBL includes the University Library, the libraries of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Law, Archeology and Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the Asian Library, the NINO Library and the Wijnhaven Library in The Hague. The Academic Historical Museum is part of UBL. In the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) you can find the Walaeus Library for medical studies. This library has close ties with the UBL, but is not a part of the organisation. Furthermore UBL has two offices in Jakarta (Indonesia) and in Rabat (Morocco).
The UBL owns a vast collection of scientific information, both on paper and online. Furthermore, UBL provides access to special collections of international allure. Among these are medieval manuscripts, archives, old prints, maps, sketches, drawings and photographs, both from the Western world and the Middle East and Asia.
The history of Leiden University’s libraries goes back to 1575, when Prince William of Orange donated a copy of the Polyglot Bible. Nowadays, the collections comprise millions of books, ten thousands of magazines, hundred thousands of special collections and access to even more digital materials.
Read more on Wikipedia about the libraries from then to today.
The Management Team is supported by:
Research and Education Support
The CDS supports and facilitates Open Access, data management en other forms of 'Digital Scholarship' withing Leiden University
Head of department: Laurents Sesink
Data management contact: Fieke Schoots
Open Access contact: Saskia Woutersen-Windhouwer
Copyright expert: Erna Sattler
Special Collections Services
Special Collections Services is responsible for the services related to the access to the Special Collections, both physical as through Digital Collections
Head of department: Janna Leguijt
Desk: +31 71 5272857 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Liaison & Services
Public Services is responsible for the services in and development of library buildings, digital question answering and workshops information literacy
Head of department: Anneke Dirkx
Head location University Library: Jacqueline van der Linde
Head Locations : Jaap van der Plas
Library Proces Support
Functional application management of library systems and concernsystems for research
Head of department: Hugo de Krijger
Innovations & Projects
Development of products and services in support of education and research
Head of department: Bas Vat
Metadata Services & Acquisition
Processing and formal cataloguing of physical documents and digital resources
Head of department: Jacob Heeren
Storage & Placement
Storing and conserving of collections and making these available to the public
Head of department: Rob Buijing