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Delivery schedule

Approximate delivery times for library items requested at Leiden University Libraries (UBL), Walaeus Library, and the African Studies Centre Library.

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

Delivery times will vary, according to the selected pick-up location and the day and time of your request. The status of your requests will be shown in ‘my account’ in the catalogue. An email notice will be sent as soon as your item is ready for pick-up.

Book transport between UBL library locations runs from Monday through Friday, except for (national) holidays and bridge days. All delivery schedule irregularities will be announced on our homepage.

Delivery schedule per pickup location

  Request time Available from (approx.)

University Library items
Monday-Friday before 16h00 1h after requesting
Monday-Thursday from 16h00 Next day 9h30
Friday after 16h00 / weekend Monday 11h00
Items shelved at other UBL locations Monday-Friday before 16h00 Next working day  16h00
Monday-Friday from 16h00 / weekend Two working days later 16h00

Due to coronavirus regulations, visitors wishing to consult Special Collections materials need to book a workplace in advance.

 

Request time Available from (approx.)
University Library items (items from
the photography, KIT maps, and Thysiana
collections see below)
Monday-Friday before 16h00 1h after requesting
Monday-Thursday from 16h00 Next day 9h30
Friday from 16h00 / weekend Monday 11h00

- KIT map collections
- Photography (vault)

Monday-Thursday 24h after requesting
Friday-Sunday Two working days later
Items shelved at Bibliotheca Thysiana Before Friday 11h00 Friday afternoon
Items shelved at other UBL locations Monday-Friday before 16h00 Next working day  16h00
Monday-Friday from 16h00 / weekend Two working days later 16h00
  Request time Available from (approx.)
Social and Behavioural Sciences
Library items
Monday-Friday before 16h00 1h after requesting
Monday-Friday from 16h00 / weekend Next working day 9h30
Items shelved at other UBL locations Monday-Friday before 16h00 Next working day  16h00
Monday-Friday from 16h00 / weekend Two working days later 16h00

Currently, the Law Library is not available as library materials pick-up location. Please check our webpage on library services during the coronavius situation to see which UBL pick-up locations you can choose from.

  Request time Available from (approx.)
All items Monday-Friday before 16h00 Next working day 16h00
Monday-Friday from 16h00 / weekend Two working days later 16h00
  Request time Available from (approx.)
All items Monday-Friday before 16h00 Next working day 14h00
Monday-Friday from 16h00 / weekend Two working days later 14h00

Currently, the Science Library is not available as library materials pick-up location. Please check our webpage on library services during the coronavius situation to see which UBL pick-up locations you can choose from.

Due to LUMC corona regulations, only LUMC staff may currently pick up library materials at the Walaeus Library.

  Request time Available from (approx.)
Walaeus  Library items Monday-Friday before 16h00 1h after requesting
Monday-Friday from 16h00 / weekend Next working day 9h30
Items shelved at other UBL locations Monday-Friday before 16h00 Next working day 16h00
Monday-Friday from 16h00 / weekend Two working days later 16h00
  Request time Available from (approx.)
African Studies Centre Library items Monday-Friday before 16h00 1h after requesting
Monday-Friday from 16h00 / weekend Next working day 9h30
Items shelved at other UBL locations Monday-Friday before 16h00 Next working day 16h00
Monday-Friday from 16h00 / weekend Two working days later 16h00
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