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Library, ULCN and uMail

As an alumnus of Leiden University, you can continue to use the Leiden University Libraries (UBL) throughout your life. You can also continue to use your ULCN account and uMail address after your graduation.

Library pass

With a valid library card (the LU-Card) you can continue to use various services and facilities of the Leiden University Libraries (UBL) as an alumnus or after your promotion.

Some time after your graduation, your student account is automatically converted into an alumnus account. If you lost your LU-Card, you can get a replacement card by contacting one of the LU-Card helpdesks (PDF) or the central helpdesk via 071 - 527 2727 or lu-card@leidenuniv.nl (please remember to state your account name if you contact them through email).

Alumni who graduated before September 2006 can obtain a free pass at the library desks on presentation of a identity card and proof of graduation.

Access to databases

Within the university network, your alumnus account gives you access to all databases in the UBL collection, with the exception of the 'Legal Intelligence' database, which is only accessible to staff and students.

Home access via Leiden Alumni Databases is currently possible for:

  • Academic Search Alumni Edition
  • Art Index (H.W. Wilson)
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
  • Library Literature & Information Science Index (H.W. Wilson)
  • JSTOR collections: Arts & Sciences 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 en Early Journal Content

More information about the use of Leiden University Libraries for alumni can be found on the UBL website. You can also go here for questions regarding guest accounts.

Other services

In addition to access to the library, as an alumnus you can also continue to use your ULCN account and your uMail address. We strongly advice alumni to forward their uMail to their personal mail, and to let their personal mail address be added to the alumni database. As an alumnus you can no longer use the WiFi facilities at other universities and colleges (via Eduroam) and also services such as Surfspot and Blackboard are no longer accessible to alumni. More info about uMail and ULCN for alumni can be found here.

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