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New students

We have put together some useful information for students starting to use the libraries at Lund University.

Two things you need in order to use the libraries

1. Student account

All students at Lund University receive a student account when they start. You use your student account to log in to networks, the library catalogue LUBcat, library computers, printers and to reach our databases and articles from home.

Read more about student accounts on the university web site

2. LU card

The LU-card is your library card and access card. You can also use it in the libraries’ self-service machines and for printing and copying.

On the LU card web site you will find information on where and when to get your card. You will also find your PIN code there. Because of COVID-19, it can be a good idea to get your LU card as soon as possible, avoiding long queues.

Read more about the LU card on the LU card web site

This is how you find course literature and other material

Reading lists are available on your departmental web site or on the learning platform used by your department.

Search for books in the library catalogue LUBcat. This is where you will see which library holds the book and which shelf it is located on. If all copies are taken, you can reserve the book. In LUBcat you can also check when to return the books you have borrowed.

Read more on how to search for material on the libraries’ web site.

You are welcome to borrow your course books already before the introductory meeting, in order to avoid crowds in your library.

This is how to get help with reading difficulties

If you have dyslexia, are visually impaired or have other reading difficulties, please contact your faculty library in order to receive adjusted course literature, like talking books.

Several of the university computers are equipped with different assistive software. You can also install these on your own computer.

Read more about reading and writing support on the libraries’ web site

This is where you can study

Most libraries at Lund University have study spaces for both individual and group studies. Group study rooms and computers are sometimes bookable.

Because of the Coronavirus outbreak, not all study seats are available. Remember to keep your distance to avoid the spread of infection.

Read more about how Coronavirus affects the libraries on the libraries’ web site

Please check what applies to your library before you make a visit

This is where you find digital material such as e-books, articles and database

LUBsearch is a joint entry point to library resources. Here are articles, journals, dissertations and books. If you are outside the campus, you will need to log in with your student account in order to access the full texts. Our subject-specific database are available at Databases A-Z. A joint entry to our e-journals and e-books is ePublications. You will need to log in with your student account in order to access the resources.

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