Contact persons

This is an overview of contact persons for collections, management, Public Relations, Scaliger Institute and others.

For general questions, click on Ask a librarian  

General Collections: Subject Librarians

The subject librarian can help you with:

  • Questions about library products and services
  • Assistance in searching and assessing literature
  • Questions about a certain field of study in the collection
  • Suggestions for acquisitions
  • (Material) donations

For lecturers and researchers, there is a large offer of services.

Subject Librarians:
Archaeology Elvira Caneda Cabrera
Art History Annemiek Ouwerkerk
Chinastudies Alice de Jong
Classics Annemiek Ouwerkerk
Dutch Studies Jan Paul Hinrichs
Eastern Europe (incl.Slavic Languages) Jan Paul Hinrichs
English Fieke Schoots
French Fieke Schoots
German Jan Paul Hinrichs
History Patrick Gouw
History of Science Susanne van Rijn
Italian Fieke Schoots
Japanstudies Nadia Kreeft
Koreastudies Nadia Kreeft
Latin America (incl.Spanish and Portuguese) Isabel Brouwer
Library and Information Science Elvira Caneda Cabrera
Linguistics Bram Jagersma
Literary Studies Isabel Brouwer
Media and Professional Studies Marijke van Kester
Middle East and Islamic world: Arabic, Persian, Turkish


Birte Kristiansen

Middle East and Islamic world: Hebrew, Aramese Bram Jagersma
Philosophy Susanne van Rijn
Religious Studies Susanne van Rijn
South and Southeast Asia & Tibet Doris Jedamski
Various languages Bram Jagersma
Criminology and Criminal Law Tineke Beer / Marjo Oldenhof
Fiscal Law & Economics Tineke Beer
Metalegal Studies vacancy, contact Hetty Verhagen
Private Law Tineke Beer
Public Law vacancy
Medicine See website of the Walaeus Library
Sciences Hans Fransen
Social and Behavioural Sciences
Anthropology Marijke van Kester
Education Marijke van Kester
Political Science Marjo Oldenhof
Psychology Marijke van Kester
Public / Social Administration Marjo Oldenhof


Special Collections

The curator can help you with:

  • Questions about library products and services
  • Assistance in searching and assessing literature
  • Questions about the Special Collections
  • Suggestions for acquisitions
  • (Material) donations

For lecturers and researchers, there is a large offer of available services.

Archives Arend Pietersma
Chinese and Japanese manuscripts and printed works Koos Kuiper
Maps & atlases Martijn Storms
Oriental manuscripts and printed works Arnoud Vrolijk
Photography Maartje van den Heuvel
Printed works and bibliophile editions Anton van der Lem
Prints and drawings Jef Schaeps
South & Southeast Asian manuscripts and printed works Marie-Odette Scalliet
Western manuscripts and letters (medieval)  André Bouwman
Western manuscripts and letters (post medieval) Mart van Duijn


Library locations

Head Library Locations & Services Liesbeth van der Poort
Location Head, University Library Jacqueline van der Linde
Location manager, Law Library (Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw) Emke Clifford Kocq van Breugel
Location manager, Social and Behavioral Sciences Library (Pieter de la Court) Marga van de Munt
Location manager, Science Library (Gorlaeus & Snellius) Ans van der Vlist
Location manager, East Asian Library (Arsenaal) Raju Bakker
Location manager, Library Learning Centre Campus Den Haag a.i. Liesbeth van der Poort-de Jong


Director & Staff  
University Librarian & Director of Leiden University Libraries Kurt De Belder
Research & Education Services Division
Manager, Research & Education Services Division Kees Konings
Head Faculty Liaison & Services Hetty Verhagen 
Head Information & User Support Anneke Dirkx
Head Library Locations & Services Liesbeth van der Poort
Chief Curator  André Bouwman
Head Special Collections Services Matthijs Holwerda
Library Process Support Division
Manager, Library Process Support Division  Bas Vat
Head Digital Services Hugo de Krijger
Head Innovation & Projects vacancy
Head Metadata Services & Acquisitions Jacob Heeren
Head Stacks Maintenance & Services Rob Buijing



Other contact persons

Communications Advisor Paula Orme
Communications Officer Special Collections Elsbeth Littink-Hoogeveen 
Conservation Specialist Karin Scheper
Controller & Facility Manager Ruud Witmer
Coordinator Scaliger Institute / External Relations Officer Kasper van Ommen
Copyright Information Office Terence Merkelbach
Information Specialists James ter Beek
Dorien Haarman
Els Koeneman
Mieneke van der Salm
Marian Smit
Joke van Soest
Friends of Leiden University Libraries Foundation

Last Modified: 14-04-2014