University Library

Pickup location 19th century books

Vulnerable 19th century books in the University Library were handed out at the service desk on the ground floor. Now you can consult them at the Special Collections Reading Room.

E-journals on your tablet

From now on quick access to (your favourite) e-journals on your tablet with the free app Browzine: fulltext articles, always up-to-date and plenty of possibilities to save offline or share online.

Delay in book delivery The Hague around Nuclear Summit

Despite security measures in The Hague and Leiden during the Nuclear Security Summit in March, the university libraries are open as usual, but books that you request at the Library Learning Centre between 20 and 25 March will be available from 26 March.

Quickly find a free PC in the library

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.

Renewed library, new services

Datamanagement, textmining, MOOCs, virtual research environments and a completely renewed University Library: on 11 February Leiden University Libraries presented all new for a great audience. Are you looking for more information or were you not able to attend? Here are the details.

Welcome to the renewed University Library

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 In 6 years time, the University Library has been transformed from an outdated interior to a library with the looks and facilities for today and tomorrow.

New online service Delpher

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.