Book store M.F.L.S.
LUMC - underneath Lecture room 1, behind the HePatho (Bar of MFLS student's association) K0-96
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12.15 – 13.15
Pick up module and study books for your courses.
Module books in the master are usually provided on-line via Blackboard.
LUMC, Albinusdreef 2
Waleaus Library, C-1-Q
Library and desktop computers.
LUMC Library and Study Facilities
(More information further down.)
The Walaeus Library
is the medical library of the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). The library collection is freely accessible for reference and consultation.
Monday through Thursday: 08.30 - 21.00h
Friday: 08.30 - 17.00h
The library collection comprises a large number of paper and online journals, books, reference works, and dissertations. In addition, various bibliographical databases are available online. For books or papers not specific to the medical field, visit the general University Library. Your LU card is necessary for access to the entrance. More information can be found at www.library.leiden.edu
Books and journals are displayed in an open room. All books can be borrowed from the library, except for loose-leaf works, reference and study books, and those with a yellow cover strip. Journals can generally not be borrowed but may be consulted in the library. The bound annual volumes of journals are arranged in alphabetical order. Recent journal issues can be found in separate bookcases and are divided into general and specialized sections. A growing number of journals can be consulted electronically via the website of the library
A library pass is free for students of the Leiden University. The borrowing period is three weeks. Extending this time is possible at the library counter, via the OPC or by telephone. Not responding to reminders will cost € 5,- per overdue book. A reservation can be made on books that are out on loan. If the requested literature is not available from the Walaeus Library, the library can order it for you. Service costs will be charged.
For students of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 85 study places are available. The library also has a number of photocopy facilities and a computer room with 28 PCs, all with network access. In case these study places are crowded, there are a few alternatives. Plexus also offers a computer room open to students, which is usually not very crowded. The General University Library
also has plenty of room to study, but the computers are usually taken unless you show up early in the morning.
Information and documentation systems
The Walaeus Library offers a variety of databases, such as PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, the Cochrane Library and UpToDate, most of which can be consulted via the LUMC network. These databases primarily refer to journal articles.
The library offers a personal reference service. In addition, an online literature search can be performed on request. For both services an appointment needs to be made.
The library regularly schedules database instruction sessions for both staff and students. Every first Thursday of the month, members of staff can join a guided tour in order to become familiar with the library.
- No coats and bags allowed; use of cloakroom obligatory (lockers available).
- No food and drinks allowed (lockers available).
- Use of the library primarily for LUMC-staff and (bio)medical students.
- No one shall reserve a working place in the Library by leaving library material or personal property on reading table. Material and property left at a vacated working place may be removed by a Librarian.
- Use of photocopiers restricted to copying library materials