Library of the African Studies Centre Leiden reopens 15 June 2020 (reservation compulsory)

  • As of Monday 15 June, the Library of the African Studies Centre of Leiden University will reopen for visitors - but only after reservation by e-mail at
  • Studying in the ASCL Library is possible during time slots of maximum 3 hours, either from 10:00 to 13:00 or from 14:00 to 17:00. Requests to visit the library will be confirmed by e-mail. This e-mail will be checked upon arrival.
  • During each time slot there will be 8 study places available in the ASCL Library.
  • The possibility to request books via the locker system will be maintained. Request the items via Choose one of four locations in Leiden or The Hague (FSW, UBL, van Steenis, Wijnhaven), and pick up the books from the lockers when they are available. Location opening hours are listed here:
  • Visitors to the ASCL Library are requested to observe the regular hygienic measures and observe a minimum distance of 1.5 meters to other users at all times. Walking directions in the library are marked by yellow arrows.