On July 18th, Leiden University Libraries (UBL) has taken a new library system in use. For users, little has changed. However, it is possible that there might be some optimisation problems in the Catalogue during the first days. These inconveniences are expected to be solved in the next few days.
Over summer we adapt the library opening hours. Make sure to check our website to plan your visit.
You have access to Routledge Handbooks Online until July 31, 2016.
On July 18th Leiden University Libraries (UBL) will move to Alma, a new library management system which handles our acquisitions, loans, returns and requests. During the transition to Alma library users might experience some inconveniences.
The Library Panel is a platform for students and staff at Leiden University to give their opinion on the services and products of the University Libraries (UBL).
Leiden University is building a new Asian Library on top of the University Library (UB) at the Witte Singel in Leiden. Work starts on 26 April 2016, and is expected to last until the end of December.
Staff and students of the Faculty of Archaeology can now borrow books from Archaeology Lockers Van Steenis.
Several years ago, the Library introduced a new catalogue, in the background the old catalogue remained accessible. Due to the implementation of a new library system it will no longer be possible to maintain this old catalogue. At the end of June 2016 it will be permanently discontinued.
Leiden University Libraries and Leiden University Press are proud to participate in the successful international endeavor to make humanities and social sciences scholarly monographs available in open access.
From Monday 6th through Friday June 10th, part of the overhanging concrete roof of the University Library will be removed for the construction of the Asian Library.
All Libraries are closed on Sunday 15 and Monday 16 2016 due to Whitsun.
Create a UBL Get It bookmark in your browser to quickly get off-campus access to a digital article, e-book or other source that you've found without using the library Catalogue.
Read the latest issues of e-journals on your PC! From December 1 your personal selection of e-journals will appear in the webversion of BrowZine.
Mendeley is available for your university desktop.
Starting September 25 Leiden University Library is hosting the exhibition Dynamic Suriname; Migration and Culture.
The University Library is open as usual on Good Friday and on Saturday 26 March. The University Library is closed on both Easter days. The Law Library is closed on Good Friday and opened Saturday 26 March. The other university libraries are closed Friday 26 March until 28 March due to the holidays. Happy Easter!
Starting September 5, 2015, the University Library will be open from 10h00 to 23h00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Café UBé too wil extend its weekend opening hours, from 10h00 to 20h00.
The University Library is open between Christmas and New Year's, when other libraries are closed.
Good news for all students who cannot sleep after a night studying at UBL. The problem is caused by the bright light of the computer. Therefore computers in UBL now use app f.lux.
In the last week of August 2015 the printers in the libraries are replaced by color printers.