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Scan, copy and print

Scanners, copiers and printers can be found throughout the Leiden University Libraries' locations. Leiden University students can use the machines during their booked study place time-slot, or after making an appointment (UB, Wijnhaven Library).

Current library services

Due to nationwide coronavirus regulations, Leiden University Libraries (UBL) has had to adjust its services. Please find an overview on our webpage on library services during the coronavirus situation.

UBL library services during the coronavirus situation

Your LU-Card: both library card and printcard

Your LU-Card doubles as print and copycard. The balance to your account can be topped up either at one of the 'PinPoint' machines within the university buildings in Leiden and in The Hague, or online using Webprint.


Leiden University students can use most of the university's copy machines to scan documents to their email address

The university library (UB) has a flatbed scanner on the first floor next to the group rooms. Leiden University students can save scans to their account. 

Special Collections

Most Special Collections material can be digitised and reused for research or publication.

At the Reading Room Special Collections in the the UB, reading room material and material for which permission was granted by our staff, may be scanned to a pen drive / usb during your booked time frame at the Reading Room. Please bring your own device.

Booking a 20 minute time-slot

Leiden University students who do not want to book a whole study place time-slot can make an appointment to print documents at the University Library (UB) and at the Wijnhaven Library in The Hague.

Please contact the library to book a max. 20 minute time slot, during which you will have sole use of the printer assigned to you. Using Webprint, you can prepare and upload your print requests before your visit to the library. If this option does not work for you, you will be assigned a library computer for the duration of your booked time frame.

  Booking a 20 minute time-slot

UB reception desk
+31 71 5272800

Wijnhaven Library Wijnhaven@library.leidenuniv.nl

Credit issues

If you should lose any credit due to a printer malfunction, please fill out the university's facilities department support form.

In case you have a balance on your account over € 3 that you will not be using anymore, you can ask for a refund by filling out the refund form and submitting it at one of the university's print shops.

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