If you are accepted to a distance course at Lund University, and for different reasons (distance, work hours etc.) cannot visit our libraries, you can still borrow books. First, you must be issued a library card.
If you need information searching guidance – please contact your subject library, chat with a librarian on duty or read our web guides.
If you do not have a Lund University Library card, you can apply for a card at the library connected to your subject. At your subject library’s web site, you can find out what information they need you to submit and how to contact the library.
If you cannot visit our libraries, you can have books sent home without other additional charge than the return postage. This service is available throughout Europe. Reference literature and journals are not sent. Some LUB libraries send course literature, others do not.
Search the library catalogue Lovisa for the literature you need. When you have found it, send an email to your subject library stating which items you would like to borrow. If you want to place a hold on books on loan, you can also send an email to your subject library.
When you have borrowed items from the LUB libraries, you can check your loans yourself by logging in to Lovisa, under Your Loans. You can renew loans on course literature yourself, provided that the loan period has not expired, and that nobody has put a hold on the book. For other books, you must often contact the library to renew the loans.
You must pay the return postage for the book yourself. Remember to send the books in time, so that they arrive before due date. For course books that arrive too late, LUB libraries charge an overdue fee of 10 SEK per day and book.
If you wish to borrow items that are not available at any of the LUB libraries, you can contact your nearest public or university college library.
LUBseach is a search tool for articles, handbooks and encyclopaedias in fulltext, as well as e-books. You can search freely in LUBsearch and log in with your StiL-identy to access the fulltext documents. LUBs subject databases are listed in Databases A-Z. You access these resources with your StiL-identity.
Last updated: May 14, 2013
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