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LU-Card mandatory when visiting the library

6 November 2020

Starting 16 November, the entrance gates at the University Library will be put back into operation. These new gates will require verification with an activated LU-Card both when entering and leaving the library. 

Additionally the verification of reservations of study places will be revised. The new verification method will also involve an activated LU-Card. Reservations will be automatically linked to the user's LU-Card, after which users will be required to present their LU-Card at a card-reader when entering the library. 

  • Green light: your reservation is in order; 
  • Red light: report to the reception desk to find out what went wrong. 

We will also use this verification system to tackle the current no-show problem: students reserving study places without actually showing up. Students that fail to cancel their reservation when not using their reserved study place, will first receive a warning. Following a second no-show of the same person, the student's ability to reserve study places may be temporarily blocked. This way, we hope to make study places at the Leiden University Libraries available to Leiden University students as fairly and effectively as we can.

More information about activating your LU-Card.

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