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University Library and Law Library access restrictions during exam periods

30 April 2018

During the Faculty of Humanities and the Leiden Law School examination periods, access to the University Library and, starting October 2018, to the Law Library, will be regulated. Students registered at Dutch universities other than Leiden University, at universities of applied sciences, and visitors under 18 years of age will temporarily not have access to these library locations.

Study spaces
In recent years, the University Library has almost doubled its number of available study spaces. At the same time, we also saw an increase in the number of visitors, causing the University Library to be especially crowded during examination periods. In order to meet Leiden University students' concerns, and in compliance with our library regulations, Leiden University Libraries (UBL) has now chosen to regulate University Library access during busy times. Starting October 2018, the Law Library will follow suit.

Access regulations
The library cards of students registered at Dutch universities other than Leiden University, at universities of applied sciences, and at high schools, will not offer access to the University Library and the Law Library during exam periods. The first period is expected to last from 7 May until 13 July, the second from October 15 until November 4. These dates may be subject to change, please check our opening hours page. All future examination periods will be communicated in due time, via our website and social media channels.

Apart from examination periods, the University Library welcomes all visitors.

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