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Remote access

Leiden University students, staff and (dual) PhDs, as well as KITLV and LUMC staff, can access the libraries' databases, e-books and e-journals from anywhere in the world. Leiden University alumni have remote access to a limited number of these resources.

Leiden University students, staff and (dual) PhDs

Leiden University students, staff and (dual) PhDs as well as KITLV and LUMC staff have remote access to the libraries' databases, e-books and e-journals.

When outside the university premises, always sign in to the catalogue with your ULCN account. Search for the title or subject of your interest and click View Online, if available. Often, another ULCN logon window will appear before you can access the publication.

Leiden University alumni

Leiden University alumni and PhD graduates have remote access to a number of the databases offered by the library, using their ULCN-account. Please have a look at our webpage on services for Leiden University alumni for more detailed information.

Use the Find databases option to search for a specific database by name, or browse the list to discover databases recommended for your field of interest.

If you are curious to find out more about the databases commonly used in your discipline, check out our subject guides to find recommendations by your subject librarian. For access to most databases, ULCN-account sign-in is required.

Use the Find e-journals option to search for journals in your discipline. Search by name, ISSN, or browse the list to discover new titles.

If you are curious to find out more about the e-journals commonly used in your discipline, check out our subject guides to find recommendations by your subject librarian. For access to most databases, ULCN-account sign-in is required.

To be able to access our e-books, you will often need to first install some software.

For Leiden University students and staff, our UBL Get Access browser extension provides easy access to subscribed scholarly articles and e-books while browsing the internet.

Freely available Leiden University e-resources include Leiden University Scholarly Publications and Leiden University Libraries Digital Collections. No library account is needed to access these resources.

Limited options for guests and visitors

Due to licensing restrictions, visitors not affiliated with Leiden University can access licensed online resources from within the university network only. Purchasing a yearly fee card does not offer any additional remote access options.

Please check the options for Leiden University alumni on our alumni info page.

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