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 .
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).
On February 11th, the University Library will open the first part of renovated reading rooms, which offers 250 work places, 16 individual study carrousels, 4 group rooms and a Centre for Researchers.
The University Library is open as usual on Good Friday and Saturday 30 March, but closed over Easter. The other libraries are closed from 29 March to 1 April.
The University Library is open as usual between Christmas and New Year's, but closes earlier on Christmas Eve and 31 December. Coffeestar will sell fresh coffee and sandwiches in the library canteen. The other university libraries are closed from 24 December until 1 January (inc).
All Leiden University libraries are closed on 19 and 20 May 2013, due to Whitsun.
Due to the closure of the university libraries between Christmas and New Year's (except for the University Library) there will be delays in delivery of books that you request between 21 December and 1 January.
Leiden University Libraries has full access to Brill's Asian Studies e-books Online, a large collection of ebooks in the field of Asian studies.
A new version of the main library Catalogue has been launched. Besides all the known functions the new Catalogue enables you to enhanced search on date range and influence the relevance ranking of your results.
The computer work places in the University Library are now running a Windows 7 desktop with Office 2010.
What do you think of our libraries, the (digital) collections, services and the library staff? The Leiden University Libraries (UBL) would like to know!
The University Library is open until late as usual on 5 December, for those who prefer to be good students on 'Sinterklaas pakjesavond'. Other libraries may close earlier, please check this overview.
Linguistic Bibliography Online available now.
Leiden University Library has expanded her subscription to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - Abstracts & Index with full-text access.
Are you planning to visit the University Library between 1 and 11 October? Then take our advice and wear layers of clothes! Due to work at the climate systems we temporarily have no or little influence on the ventilation and temperature.
Starting Monday 20 August we will apply our normal opening hours again: the University Library and the Law Library will be open til late on weekdays and on Sundays throughout most of the academic year. The libraries' opening hours are different from regular hours over summer.
During the renovation of the study areas the books will be rearranged. In the new study areas the books will be placed according to the Library of Congress Classification (LCC). The Library Learning Centre (LCC) of Campus The Hague has already placed the books according to this system. Below you will find what this means and what it entails for you.