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Remote access

Leiden University students and staff can access the libraries' e-journals, databases and e-books from anywhere in the world. Leiden University alumni have remote access to several of these resources.

Remote access for Leiden University students and staff

When outside the university premises, please log on to the catalogue with your ULCN student- or staff 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. 

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

Find Databases

Use Find Databases to search for a specific database by name or browse the list to discover databases recommended for your subject. If you don't know which databases are commonly used in your discipline, check our subject guides for recommendations from your subject librarian. For access to most databases sign-in with a ULCN-account is required.

Find e-Journals

Use Find e-Journals to search for journals in your field. You can search Find e-Journals by name, ISSN, or browse the list to discover new titles. If you want to know more about the most relevant journals in your field, take a look at our subject guides for recommendations from your subject librarian. Many journals require login with a ULCN-account.

Browser extension 'UBL Get access'

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

Remote access for Leiden University alumni

Leiden University graduates have remote access to several of the databases offered by the library. Please have a look at services for Leiden University alumni for more detailed information.

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