Lund University Libraries

The Public

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Lund University Libraries are open to the public. Everyone who is a resident of Sweden and is over the age of 18, can be issued a library card on a personal visit to one of the LUB libraries. You need a library card to borrow and order books (including books for in-house use only) and to place a hold on books out on loan.

The library card is valid at all LUB libraries. Persons without a Swedish personal identity number, who are not students or researchers at Lund University, must have a personal guarantee as well as a photo ID.

The length of the loan period varies between the LUB libraries. Most often reference books, journals, special collections and older materials are not for loan. You will find more information on each individual library’s homepage.

Interlibrary loans

Other libraries may borrow material from the LUB libraries by interlibrary loan. Which items are available is decided by the holding library. The public library where you live will help you order the interlibrary loan.

Service to companies

The library of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering provides service to companies that have a need for literature within the subject area of chemistry. The service gives rapid access to articles and books. The library also offers information searches carried out by information specialists with subject knowledge. A pricelist is available at the library of Chemistry and Engineering.

Open Access

DOAJ is an archive for free, fulltext, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. DOAJ is managed by the Lund University Libraries and is widely used all over the world. Since 2006, Lund University has a publishing policy in which the board of Lund University recommends researchers to give free access to their research publications.   

Map and special collections

The libraries have special collections that include material hard to find anywhere else in Sweden. The collections include resources such as for instance medieval manuscripts and photos of Skåne, as well as the UN collection and the Kampuchea collection . All collections are listed in the map of the libraries.

Related information

Last updated: January 23, 2013
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Lund University Libraries, P.O.Box 3, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden. Telephone: +46 46 222 00 00