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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. 

Remote access for Leiden University alumni

Leiden University graduates have remote access to several 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.

To be able to access our e-books, it will often be required to first 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 field of interest. If you are not familiar with the databases commonly used in your discipline, have a look at our subject guides for recommendations by your subject librarian. For access to most databases, ULCN-account sign-in is required.

Find e-Journals

Use Find e-journals to search for journals in your discipline. Search 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, have a look at our subject guides for recommendations by your subject librarian. Many journals require ULCN-account sign-in.

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.

Freely available Leiden University digital resources include Scholarly Publications and Leiden University Libraries Digital Collections.

Visitors and guests

Due to licensing restrictions, visitors and guests can use their library account to access licensed online resources from within the university network only.

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.

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