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Study areas

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

Current library services

Due to nationwide coronavirus regulations, Leiden University Libraries (UBL) has had to adjust its services. For an up-to-date overview, please check our webpage on library services during the coronavirus situation.

UBL library services during the coronavirus situation

At the moment, study places can be used by Leiden University students, and some of the study places by Leiden University PhD's. Study places need to be booked in advance

During the December/January lockdown, the use of study places is exclusively reserved for students who do not have anywhere else to study.

  • International students
  • Students with a disability
  • Students who are carers
  • Students who do not have the option to study at home or who prefer to study on campus for other (mental health) reasons

Please show responsibility and solidarity. Do not unnecessarily occupy a place. Check the Leiden University webpage on study places for more information.

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, as long as you make sure to respect current social distancing rules.

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‚Äôs ICT Shared Service Centre website.

Single occupancy study rooms in the UB

The University Library on Witte Singel offers sixteen individual study rooms for reservation by Leiden University students.

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

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