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Order images of original works from the Special Collections.


You can find the online form on the Special Collections tab in our Catalogue. The online form is also accessible within catalogue records of items from the Special Collections.

Digitisation Request Form


You can request permission to publish an image at the Special Collections Services Department. If you are intending to publish material from our collections then you should make sure you: 

  • include a proper acknowledgement of the source of the publication: Leiden University Library, [shelf mark] 
  • provide the library with a copy. 

Works of literature, science and art are protected by copyright, which lasts for the life of the author plus a period of 70 years. 
Material subject to copyright may not be published without the additional permission of the copyright holder. The library has no responsibility regarding this copyright.