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Can't find it at UBL

If an item is not available at Leiden University Libraries, you may request a book loan or article delivery from another Dutch university library or the Koninklijke Bibliotheek.

  • Find the title in WorldCat
  • Click on 'Find a copy in the library' to see whether the item is available in a Dutch university library or the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands)
  • Click on 'Request through ILL' and fill in the request form. Outside of the university network, please use this proxy server link to access WorldCat ILL services

ILL fees within the Netherlands

Book € 13 Pin or credit card payment
at the desk (upon delivery)
or book chapter
€ 6,50 Payable by invoice


Articles and book chapters will be delivered electronically. As soon as a document is made available, you will receive an email containing a link and a password to access the article. Articles will be available for a 30 day period, during which it can be accessed 5 times.


Books requested via ILL can be picked up at the library location specified in your request. Delivery times usually range from a week to ten days. You will be notified by email as soon as an item is ready for pick-up.

For ILL loans, the UBL circulation policy applies.

Borrowing at other libraries

Leiden University students and staff can apply for a library card free of charge at all Dutch universities (this does not apply to universities of applied sciences / HBO).

The KB, the National Library of the Netherlands, offers a 50% discount to Leiden University students.

International ILL

If a publication can not be obtained from a Dutch library, you may ask the University Library (UB) to try and request it through international ILL. Requests for publications that can be purchased online for a reasonable fee will not be processed.

International ILL fees

Book € 26 Pin or credit card payment
at the desk (upon delivery)
or book chapter
1-10 pages: € 13,00;
every extra page:
+ € 1,30
Pin or credit card payment
at the desk (upon delivery)
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