Wherever you are, at home or elsewhere outside the premises of Leiden University, you’ll have access to e-journals, databases and e-books.
There are two ways to get remote access:
1. Fast remote access with "UBL Get Access"
2. Remote access via the Catalogue
UBL Get Access
If you’ve found an interesting article, while outside the university premises, you just click on UBL Get Access to log in to the Catalogue, whereupon you’ll gain direct access to the article (if available).
Remote access is only available for Leiden University students and staff.
Install UBL Get Access in Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox
Go to the Catalogue homepage and drag the button UBL Get Access to your browser’s Favorites Bar (Bookmarks Toolbar). This will create a new bookmark named UBL Get Access. The installation is one-time only. Once installed you can use the UBL Get Access bookmark everywhere on the Internet. Please note: this tool is not compatible with mobile phones.
Install UBL Get Access in Safari (Apple computers)
- Create a random bookmark in your browser’s Favorites Bar (Bookmarks Toolbar)
- Edit the properties of this bookmark
- Change the name of the bookmark to UBL Get Access (or any name you choose)
- Copy the code below and paste it as the URL for the bookmark:
The installation is one-time only. Once installed you can use the UBL Get Access bookmark everywhere on the Internet.
How does it work?
If you’ve found an interesting article, e.g. 'The regulation of civilian drones' published in the Computer Law and Security Review, and you Google this title, you'll find the 'Science Direct' site where you can buy it for more than 40 USD. When you then click on the UBL Get Access Bookmark, a new window will open where you can log in with your ULCN account. Next you will gain access to the article without paying. Sometimes you will first have to press an PDF to proceed.
In some cases nothing will happen or a warning screen will appear, in these cases the Library is probably not licensed for access. You can then check In Picarta if the publication is available at another library.
Remote access via the Catalogue
When outside the university premises, just log in to the Catalogue with your ULCN account. Search for the title or subject of your interest and click View Online (if available). In most cases a login window will appear where you can log in the same way as before. Next, you’ll gain access to the digital version. To access some of our e-books you will also have to install certain software. Remote access is only available for Leiden University students and staff.
Remote access for alumni
Alumni of Leiden University can access some databases from our collection from home. See the webpage services for Leiden University alumni for more detailed information.