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Remote access

Leiden University students, staff and (dual) PhDs can use the libraries' databases, e-books and e-journals both on-campus and off-campus.

Accessing resources

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.

Please make sure to always sign in to the catalogue with your ULCN account.

On-campus, Leiden University alumni and PhD graduates have access to most databases and e-journals offered by the library, using the Leiden University ULCN-account.

rom outside the university premises, alumni may access a number of databases using Leiden Alumni Databases. Please have a look at our webpage on services for Leiden University alumni for detailed information.

Due to licensing restrictions, library guest card holders can access licensed online resources from within the university network only. This applies to free library cards as well as to yearly fee cards.

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

Finding databases and e-journals

In our catalogue, use the 'Database search' or 'Journal search' option to search for a specific database or journal, or browse the list to discover resources recommended for your field of interest.

Using e-books

To be able to access our e-books, some preparatory steps are often needed. Please read more in our e-books subject guide.

Freely available Leiden University e-resources

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

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