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Get Started!

During the first few weeks of the academic year, Leiden University Libraries extends a warm welcome to new students in the library. In the Get Started period between 9 September and 4 October activities will be organized in several library locations in Leiden and The Hague. Additionally, the Get Started team will assist new students in activating their LU-Card and library staff will be at the ready to answer questions about studying at the library and the use of our collections.

LU-Card Activation

Starting 9 September, for two weeks, the Get Started team will help you activate your new LU-Card on Mondays through Thursdays between 12:00 and 16:00. You’ll need your LU-Card to enter the library, borrow books, and to use the printers in the library and at your faculty building. For more information on requesting and activating your LU-Card check out the Get Started site.


Take the opportunity to check out your new study spot! Borrow your first book at the University Library by going on a blind book date. Or enjoy a summery drink or a cup of coffee, while one of our professionals provides you with some basic information on the use of our facilities.

Learn more?

Want to learn more about Get Started? Check out our website. For up-to-date information on events at the library and activities during Get Started you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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