University Library

New library system in use

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.


Register for the Library Panel

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).


Construction started on Asian Library

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.


Old Catalogue ceases to exist

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.


University Library open on Good Friday

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!


Longer weekend opening hours for UB

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.


Sleep well after studying at UBL

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.