Leiden University students and 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 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.
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 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, it will often be required 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 visitors
Due to licensing restrictions, visitors not affiliated with Leiden University can access licensed online resources from within the university network only. Purchasing a library card does not offer any extra remote access options.
Please check the remote access options for Leiden University alumni on our alumni info-page.
|Because of coronavirus regulations, visitors and guests currently have no access to the libraries other than for the purpose of picking up requested library materials.|