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In our library catalogue LUBcat you can find publications that are available at the libraries at Lund University. Once you have created a library account you can login to LUBcat in order to make requests and have an overview of your current loans.

How to get a library account

Students and staff use their LU cards as library cards. 

Where to get your LU card

Register a library account in LUBcat

If you are a student you can activate your LU card as a library card on your own in LUBcat. Choose the correct Library and category based on which faculty you study at. 

If you are a staff you need to visit one of the libraries at Lund University to activate your LU card as a library card.

Patrons not affiliated with Lund University can get a library card by visiting any of the libraries at Lund University. Please note that you must be 18 years or older. 

How to request and borrow material

In our library catalogue LUBcat, you can find publications from the University Library and whether it is located in our open collections or if you need to request the publication. The majority of our collections at the University Library are kept in our storage which means that you will have to request it to borrow. Please note that we do not handle requests during weekends.

When you have been notified that your requested publication is available you will find it on our pick-up shelf. 

The loan period for our loans is at least twenty-eight days. If no one else requests the same title your loan is automatically renewed five times. Researchers and teachers have twelve automatic renewals.

When the University Library is closed, you can return books at the book drop box on the west side of the building. You can also return University Library books to other libraries within Lund University.

Reading room loans

Some categories in our collections, for example, Swedish fiction, cookbooks, schoolbooks, journals, and yearbooks, are reading room loans only. They must be read at the library and cannot leave the building. You can retrieve and borrow your reading room loans from our information desk. This is also where the loans will be stored when you are not using them.