The University Library is open between Christmas and New Year's, when other libraries are closed.
The extensive renovation has come to an end! In 6 years time, the University Library has been transformed from an outdated interior to a library with the looks and facilities for today and tomorrow.
Millions of digitized pages from Dutch publications are now searchable in one place. Part of the material found in Delpher comes from the Leiden University Libraries.
How many computer workstations are available and where at the library? Check out realtime information on our website and on Leiden University’s mobile site. Now also available for the Law Library.
Shelve e-journals on an old-fashioned bookshelf on your tablet? Now you can! Between 4 November and 31 December 2013 we’re offering you an app that makes this possible. It's a trial, so try it!
Did you know that the Library has hundreds of dvd’s with movie classics and documentaries? Now you can watch these in the new Media Room in the Information Centre Huygens.
Yes. We keep books. But nowadays there is so much more. Therefore: 11 things that you might not expect from a University Library, but that you will certainly appreciate:
Experience the history of the development of the law in the exhibition 'Eternal law', from the development of Roman law to the introduction of modern justice.
The Early Modern Pamphlets Online (TEMPO) is a digital source collection and image database that contains over 47.000 thousand pamphlets from the period 1486-1853. It can now be accessed online through our catalogue.
Instead of Metis, researchers at Leiden University can now use the new registration system for research publications: LUCRIS. The publication tab too is now linked to LUCRIS.
On 10 June 2013 we will open the second part of the redecorated reading rooms on the first floor of the University Library. At the same time, the third and final part will be closed for renovation.
Due to the local celebration of the relief of Leiden, the libraries of Leiden University will be closed on 2 October from 18h00 and the entire day of 3 October, with the exception of the Library Learning Centre Faculty Campus The Hague. Please read more about this and other temporary changes to our services.
From 1 July onwards you can get delicious coffee and fresh sandwiches from Coffeestar in the University Library seven days a week.
A new version of Endnote is available on your computer.
Leiden University Libraries increased its rates for international interlibrary loan and document supply (ILL) services by 1 April 2013.
A library computer will be locked after 5 minutes of inactivity, and 15 minutes later it will be automatically logged out so that it becomes available again to others.
This is an overview of the addresses and opening hours for 2013 of the Leiden University Libraries and the Leiden University Medical Center's Library (Walaeus).
As of May, 2012 a major renovation of the study rooms on the first and second floors of the University Library has started. News about the internal moves, relocations of collections and noise pollution will be announced on our renovation weblog .
Both father Constantijn and son Christiaan Huygens studied at Leiden University. Trace their footsteps in Leiden at the exhibition ‘Huygens in Leiden’, in honour of Huygens Year 2013.
Over summer we apply adapted opening hours.