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Study areas

The library locations offer over 1.860 study places, with and without computer.


Due to the international coronavirus situation, Leiden University Libraries has had to adjust its services. 


Please find an up-to-date overview of our current range of services on our webpage on library services during the coronavirus situation


Studying and conversation

Several areas within the libraries, specifically the reading rooms, are marked as quiet zones. Outside of these zones you may confer in a subdued voice.

Wireless networks

Leiden University offers two wireless networks: Eduroam and Leiden University Wireless Access. Information regarding these networks can be found on the the university’s ICT Shared Service Centre website.

Computer availablity and use

A valid library card and account is needed, to be able to use the libraries’ computers. Please check our find a computer webpage for a real-time overview of available computers.

  • After 20 minutes of inactivity, computers will be logged out automatically and are considered available for another user
  • It is not allowed to use a computer study place while not using the computer
  • When leaving the computer for a short break, please remove all personal devices such as pendrives or headphones

By using the UBL computer and/or network services, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in Leiden University's rules of conduct.

Single occupancy study rooms in the UB

The University Library on Witte Singel offers sixteen individual study rooms. The use of these rooms is restricted to Leiden University students.

Rooms are assigned daily on a first come, first served basis; please inquire at the reception desk for availability. Keys must be returned at the reception desk the same day.

Apart from to the regular Leiden University Libraries rules of conduct, in the individual rooms several specific rules apply.

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