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Library and education

The Leiden University Library (UBL) has more to offer to lecturers than you might think. The UBL can provide you with general rules for copyright in Blackboard, information skills training for your students, or the option of using library collections as part of your teaching.

Blackboard and copyright

Blackboard is the University‚Äôs Electronic Learning Environment (ELE) and is used to make learning materials available to students. When uploading work to Blackboard you are required to respect copyright rules. Agreements and tips on the responsible use of publications in Blackboard can be found on the website of the University library.

Education and information skills

The University library offers information skills workshops for study programmes and institutes that can, for instance, be integrated in the regular curriculum. The programme is determined in consultation with the lecturer. Think of topics such as how to assess the value of information, prevent plagiarism or use exceptional collections. The University library also has a number of lecture and instruction rooms available that you can use for instructions on the use of the library and its exceptional collections. 

Using library collections in teaching

The University Library can reserve any literature you need for the duration of a course on a separate course shelf. The books on this shelf cannot be loaned and therefore remain available to all students at all times. You should submit your application for a course shelf no later than five weeks before the start of the course. Course shelves are only available at the Witte Singel and East Asian Library locations. If you wish to consult materials from the exceptional collection, please submit your request via the website of the University library.

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