The Special Collections reference libraries contain reference works and journals in the field of eastern and western manuscripts, the printed book, cartography, prints, drawings and photography.
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Monday until Friday from 9:00 – 17:30.
The reference libraries are located on the second floor, in the Special Collections Reading Room and on both sides of the Reading Room.
Entrance 3: journals and reference books on image collections: prints, drawings, photographs, maps and atlases.
Entrance 4 (and the door on your right): journals and reference books on text collections: western manuscripts, oriental manuscripts and rare books.
The Reading Room (entrance 4): reference works such as catalogues and inventories of Leiden's special collections. Also facsimiles, both from our own collections and from elsewhere.