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How do I borrow a book or e-book?

Leiden University Libraries owns millions of books, e-books and e-journals. You usually have to request a book via the Catalogue. How do you get the book you need directly on your screen, borrow it, or examine it on the course reserve shelf? Take a look at the video´s and infographics below.

How to borrow a book?

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Would you like to learn how to search our catalogue quickly and efficiently? Just follow our online tutorial.

Tutorial Working with the catalogue

Would you like to learn how to search our catalogue quickly and efficiently? Just follow our online tutorial.

Tutorial Working with the catalogue

If you want to learn more about e-books, just check out our subject guides.

For some courses you will need to read a lot, suggested or prescribed literature. Lecturers often tell the library which books are mandatory reading for their courses. At the library, we place these on a separate shelf for you. While these books can’t be taken out on loan, everyone who takes that same course is able to read the books at the library reading rooms. You can find course reserve shelves at the different locations.

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