General study areas
The University Library offers a variety of common and individual study areas
- Study areas
- Workstations without computers
- Computer workstations
- Wireless network in the University Library
- Individual study rooms
As of May, 2012 a major renovation of the study areas on the first and second floors of the University Library has started. More info can be found on the University Library's main website and on our renovation blog.
On February 11th, 2013 the University Library has opened the first part of the renovated reading rooms.
During the renovation the books will be rearranged. In the new study areas the books will be shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification (LCC).
The University Library offers more than 530 workstations. Most of them are on the first floor in the reading rooms. There are also places available in the Information Centre Huygens on the ground floor, some on the second floor and some in the Open Stacks in the basement. Most of these places have power points.
Virtual University Workstations (VUW) offer full digital workplaces. Most of the VUW places are located in the Information Centre Huygens. Few can be found in the reading rooms on the first floor and in the Open Stacks. Please log in with your ULCN-account. A complete list of the facilities on the workstations is available on the website of the ISSC.
A library computer will be locked after 5 minutes of inactivity, and 15 minutes later it will be automatically logged out. A work station can’t be “occupied” for longer than 20 minutes without any one using it.
Laptops must be equipped with an up-to-date virus scanner to get access to the wireless network. Sockets can be found throughout the library. There are two networks to choose from:
1. Leiden University Wireless Network (LUWA): access for staff, students and guests via the ULCN-account.
2. Eduroam: access for staff and students of Leiden University and many other European universities and universities of applied sciences. Students from other universities must have downloaded the Eduroam software at their own university.
The difference between access via Leiden University and access via Eduroam lies in the degree of security and the complexity of the initial (one-off) installation or configuration of the access program.
Wireless networks are available in the Information Centre Huygens, in the reading rooms on the 1st floor and some other locations in the library. More information and manuals (in Dutch) can be found on the website of the ISSC.
The University Library offers sixteen single occupancy study rooms. They are equipped with a desk, network connections and wifi. The use of the study rooms is restricted to Leiden University students.
The rooms are available every day until half an hour before closing time of the library. They 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.
In the individual study rooms the University Library some specific rules and the house regulations apply.