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Visiting the libraries

Current library services

Due to nationwide coronavirus regulations, Leiden University Libraries (UBL) has had to adjust its services. Please find an overview on our webpage on library services during the coronavirus situation.

UBL library services during the coronavirus situation

Access to the libraries during the coronavirus situation

Access to the libraries is currently possible for:

All visitors need to bring their valid and activated LU-Card to be able to access the libraries.

Borrowing and consultation

An annual fee card or a free library card allows you to borrow materials from the various UBL library locations. 

Visitors not eligible for a free library card who wish to use Special Collections materials for up to 7 days can buy a week pass for €10.

Open shelving

Reading room books and other materials in open shelving are currently not accessible. All loanable items can be requested using the catalogue.

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