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Open as usual from August 31

From August 31, the library is open again as usual but we open an hour later. Visit us on weekdays 10 am to 7 pm and 10 am to 5 pm on weekends. Our scholars' reading rooms, reading rooms (except Wallengrensalen) and group study rooms are open, but the number of study spaces is limited according to the advice of the Public Health Agency of Sweden on keeping distance. Remember to keep your distance from staff and visitors and stay home if you feel unwell. It is everyone's responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Welcome!

The virus is illustrated by Catrin Jakobsson.
The virus is illustrated by Catrin Jakobsson.

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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.

Read more about our study spaces

Book a group study room - only two seats available in each room

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. 

Request newspaper originals through this form

Everyone can search the service “Svenska dagstidningar (Swedish Newspapers)". Access to read is free for articles published until 1904.

Search and read Swedish newspapers 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.

Book the newspaper computer

Libraries requesting interlibrary loans can request interlibrary loans for newspapers on microfilm.

See a list  of Swedish newspapers on microfilm at the University Library (PDF, 239 kB, new tab, in Swedish)

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' .

Open resources during COVID-19

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.

Please don't hesitate to contact us

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!

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.

Latest news

4 September 2020

Open as usual from August 31

Open as usual from August 31
10 August 2020

We reopen the library during the summer

We reopen the library during the summer
18 May 2020

We are changing to service online

We are changing to service online
28 November 2019

Books in the Open Collection must be collected on site

Books in the Open Collection must be collected on site
28 November 2019

Retagging our books using the RFID technology

Retagging our books using the RFID technology