Since July 1st, 2014, the KITLV library and collections are managed by Leiden University Libraries. Check out these recommendations to help you continue using the KITLV collections.
Over summer we apply adapted opening hours. Check the temporary changes for your library here.
The Oriental collections of the Leiden University Libraries preserve a small number of ancient Quran fragments. Thanks to radiocarbon dating we now know that the oldest fragments are from the second half of the seventh century CE, some 30 to 70 years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad.
The library recently upgraded its SFX screen with a new layout and other enhancements.
Today the staff and visitors of Leiden University Libraries (UBL) remember the victims of flight MH17 with 1 minute silence.
The coffee facility in the University Library will be transformed into the Café UBé this summer. After renovation, fresh luxurious coffees will be served again by the start of the academic year in a modern and comfortable, coffee bar where you can meet with your contacts.
Why did forgers lie about travels and why did they make up complete national histories? Politics? Money? Just for fun? Unmask their secrets through early-modern examples of forgery.
You have access to " Garland Encyclopedia of World Music ".
You have temporary access to Psychological Experiments Online till July 8, 2014.
You have access to the South Asia Archive till May 23, 2014.
The university libraries are closed for Whitsun.
You have temporary access to eHRAF World Cultures till May 1, 2014.
Leiden University students and staff can now access the Encyclopaedia Britannica any time, any place on their iPhone or iPad.
Colonial maps from the former library of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) are back online.
The first titles in a selection of new books within the humanities and social sciences are available online for free thanks to a worldwide pilot by libraries and scholarly publishers.
For reasons of health and safety, part of the zone in front of the entrance to the University Library has been designated as a no smoking area. Also, please park your bike in the racks.
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.
You have access to the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online till April 5, 2014.
You have temporary access to Literature Online .
Press Display: today’s newspaper online on your desktop or tablet. You have access to Library Press Display till June 16, 2014.