Open as usual from August 31
The library opens at 10 am every day of the week
The library is open on weekdays from 10 am to 7 pm and on weekends from 10 am to 5 pm.
Our public spaces are again fully open for you to use our Reference Collection and computers. You can print, scan and copy. The publications from the Swedish parliament are also available. We are happy to help you with your questions at our Information Desk and to issue LU cards at our card station.
You can help yourself to the books you want to borrow in the Open Collection (ÖS). You can borrow requested books and return books. You can also request books from our closed stacks in the library catalogue LUBcat.
If you are only returning books, you can do so through our book drop box on the west side of the building. Follow the signs outside the entrance.
Our scholars' reading rooms, reading rooms (except Wallengrensalen) and group study rooms are open, but with a limited number of seats according to the advice of the Public Health Agency of Sweden on keeping distance. Please note that we only have individual study spaces to help maintain physical distancing.
Remember to keep your distance from staff and visitors in order to avoid the spread of infection.
The Special Collections Reading Room is open weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm
The Special Collections Reading Room, where you can read manuscripts and other fragile material, is open weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm. Request archival material and manuscripts by emailing handskrift [at] ub [dot] lu [dot] se.
The Microfilm Reading Room is open, the newspaper computer is open for booking and you can request newspaper originals
The Microfilm Reading Room is open when the library is open. Support is not available.
You can request newspaper originals and read them in in the Special Collections Reading Room.
Everyone can search the service “Svenska dagstidningar (Swedish Newspapers)". Access to read is free for articles published until 1904.
If you want to read articles published after 1904, you can book a time on our newspaper computer in the Microfilm Reading Room. You can book a maximum of 2 hours / day.
Libraries requesting interlibrary loans can request interlibrary loans for newspapers on microfilm.
The LUBITO article service is open
You can request scanned articles from LUBITO.
Keep using our digital resources
Use our digital resources:
- Find e-resources through LUBsearch.
- Search for literature, make reservations and requests as usual in the library catalogue LUBcat. Items available for requests will have a request button. If there is no request button, you cannot request the item.
- Find older literature in Catalogue -1957.
- At Find you will find search services, databases and other tools useful when searching for information.
- In Alvin you can search digitised cultural heritage materials, such as manuscripts, archives, images, maps and older prints.
- In our digital collections you can browse among a selection of categories and collections or among different subjects and scientific disciplines.
- If you have any questions, please chat with or mail us! You will find contact information further down this page.
Many publishers are making resources available for free
Many publishers have made their publications freely available as a response effort due to the difficulties caused by coronavirus. We gather information about open resources in our Swedish LibGuide 'LUBsearch & Elektroniska resurser' .
Is it difficult for you to borrow books right now?
You can send someone else to pick up your requested books for you. Books can be checked out at the Information Desk if he/she shows your library card, your ID and their own ID.
Is it difficult for you to return books right now?
Check the length of the loan period. We apply automatic renewals if no one else reserves the book. Log in and check your books in LUBcat.
No overdue fines will be charged. This is a temporary measure to mitigate the spread of the corona virus. Existing fine charges are still valid, but no new fine charges are executed.
We expect you to return books if you are able!
This is how you return books
- You can return books at all libraries belonging to Lund University.
- You are welcome to return books through our book drop box on the west side of the building.
- You can also send books to us by post. Address: Lund University Library. Box 3, 221 00 Lund.
If you have any questions contact us by chat, email or phone. Please check our FAQ first. You might find the answer to your question there!
- FAQ - find answers to frequently asked questions
- You will find the chat on our front page. Chat is open weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm.
- Email us at info [at] ub [dot] lu [dot] se. We respond to emails weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm.
- Call us on +46 46 222 91 90. You can reach us by phone when the library is open.
Continue to take care of each other
The coronavirus continues to affect our everyday lives and we at Lund University Library do what we can to help limit the spread of infection and at the same time support studies and research at Lund University. We urge all those with symptoms such as a runny nose, cough or fever to stay home. Use our digital resources instead and protect yourself and others from spread of infection.