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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.

ILL services come with a fee: a book loan is € 6,50 (from 1 April 2019 onwards: € 13,-). The fee for electronic delivery of an article or book chapter is € 6,50.

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). Using a PC or wireless device located within the Leiden University campus, click on Request through ILL and fill in the form. Outside of the university network, please use the ILL request form.

PiCarta-account deposit refund

PiCarta-account holders can use our deposit refund form to request a refund of their remaining deposit.  This arrangement is not applicable when the deposit was funded by your faculty or department. After checking the form and deposit data, the amount will be transferred to your bank account. This might take some time; we kindly ask for your understanding.


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 be able to access the article. Articles will be available for a 30 day period, during which it can be accessed 5 times.

Book requests

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.

On ILL loans, the UBL circulation policy applies.

Fees for ILL services within the Netherlands

  • Books: € 6,50 per item. Starting 1 April 2019: € 13,- per item (pin or credit card payment upon delivery)
  • Articles / book chapters (electronic delivery only): € 6,50 (payable by invoice)

International ILL

If a publication can not be obtained from a Dutch library, you may request us to try and obtain it through international ILL. Please contact the library desk of your UBL location. Requests for publications that can be purchased online for a reasonable fee will not be processed.

International ILL fees

  • Books: € 26,00
  • Articles: 1-10 pages € 13,00; every extra page = + € 1,30

Fees are payable at the library desk, upon delivery of the item (pin or credit card).

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