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Accessibility

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.

 

Due to the international coronavirus situation, Leiden University Libraries has had to adjust its services. 

 

Please find an up-to-date overview of our current range of services on our webpage on library services during the coronavirus situation

 

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.

Borrowing

Library staff will gladly assist with fetching books for you, 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.

Toilets

The entrance hall has accessible toilets on the ground floor as well as on the seond (top) floor. In the North Hall there is an accessible toilet, on the first floor.

Parking facilities

At Witte Singel 26, right next to the UB, there are 2 accessible parking spaces, and the Cleveringaplaats has 3. For all of these spots, a disabled parking badge is required.

Quiet times

Especially during exam periods, the UB can be very crowded. For visitors choosing to avoid crowded spaces, the best visiting hours would be in the mornings until around 11h00, and later on in the day between 18h00 and 20h00  approximately. Please check Study Spots for a real time overview of how busy the UB study areas currently are.

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 gladly assist with fetching books for you, 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.

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