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Accessibility

All Leiden University Libraries' locations are accessible to people with disabilities or health impairments. Our staff will be happy to assist all visitors requiring specific assistance navigating the library buildings or services.

Lifts

The UB has two lifts for use by visitors. The S-UB basement area can only be accessed by means of a staircase.

Study places

Two of the computer workplaces on the ground floor of the University Library (UB) have adjustable tables. For these seats, visitors with a disability are given priority over other users.

On the first floor there are several adjustable tables in study area 3 and 4. The individual study rooms in the UB have adjustable tables, too. However, these rooms are not wheelchair accessible.

Quiet times?

Especially during exam periods, the UB can be crowded. For visitors looking to avoid busy hours, the best visiting times would be in the mornings until around 11h00, and later on in the day between 18h00 and 20h00 approximately.

Please make sure to be aware of the regulations regarding the use of study places, as stated on our study places webpage.

How busy is it at the UB right now?
Check our application Study Spots for a real-time estimate on how busy each UB study area currently is.

Silent zones
The first and second floor reading rooms are marked as silent silent zones. The study areas on the ground floor, in the Information Centre Huygens and the north hall, may be used to confer in a subdued voice.

Borrowing

Library staff will be happy to assist in fetching books, either from a shelf or from the book locker. Upon request, we can see to it that library materials will always be placed in one of the lower or medium-height lockers.

Accessible toilets

The entrance hall has accessible toilets on the ground floor as well as on the second (top) floor. In the north hall there is one, on the first floor.

Parking facilities

Between Witte Singel 25 and 27, right next to the UB, there are 2 accessible parking spaces, and the Cleveringaplaats has 3. For all of these spots, an official 'disabled parking badge' is required.

At the Law Library entrance within the Kamerlingh Onnes Building, there is a small flight of stairs. A wheelchair accessible stairlift is available.

The Social and Behavioural Sciences Library is on ground level.

Two of the computer desks are adjustable ones. For these seats, visitors with a disability are given priority over other users.

Library staff will be happy to assist in fetching books, either from a shelf or from the book locker. Upon request, we can see to it that library materials will always be placed in one of the lower or medium-height lockers.

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