All Leiden University Libraries' locations are accessible to people with disabilities or health impairments. In case of any difficulty, library staff will be happy to assist.
Current library services
Due to nationwide coronavirus regulations, Leiden University Libraries (UBL) has had to adjust its services. For an up-to-date overview, please check our webpage on library services during the coronavirus situation.UBL library services during the coronavirus situation
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.
Library staff will be happy to assist in fetching books, either from a shelf or from the book locker. We can also see to it that library materials will always be placed in one of the lower or medium-height lockers.
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.
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.
Especially during exam periods, the UB can be very crowded, although at the moment there are limited seats available due to the coronavirus guidelines. 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.
The first and second floor reading rooms are marked as quiet 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.
At the Law Library entrance within the Kamerlingh Onnesbuilding, 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 workplaces have adjustable tables. 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. We can also see to it that your library materials will always be placed in one of the lower or medium-height lockers.