Corona Times: Working at home using library resources


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Keep Corona at a distance.

Here are some examples on how the library helps you to keep distance.

This page will be kept updated with the latest information regarding library service availibility. Latest updates at the bottom of the page.

Latest update: 2020-03-25, 17:00

Most library resources are ubiquitous. Keep in mind:

* You have access to  all library e-resources such as journal articles, databases and e-books. Can’t make it work? Go through our list of databases or ask in our “ask us”-chat.

* You can search articles and books as well as manage your loans and reservations as per usual.

Update March 17th: Please observe that starting March 17th, the library will not charge fines for late return of library books. We will not send out new invoices. You are thus not forced to come to the library if your only errand is returning a library book. This is a temporary measure to mitigate the diffusion of the corona virus. Existing fine charges are still valid, but no new fine charges are executed. Special rules apply to inter library loans. It goes without saying that we expect you to return books if you are able.

* Our virtual library is open as per usual. You can chat or e-mail ( us.

* Our physical libraries are open as per usual (with the exception of “Bokmagasinet – see below), so are our lending machines. It is also possible to mail books (in a padded envelope) to: Linköpings universitetsbibliotek,  581 83 Linköping

Update March 17th: “Bokmagasinet” (floor one) in Vallabiblioteket is closed to visitors for a couple of weeks. Books are reserved as usual and will be availible for pick up at floor three.

*DigiMaker-Valla and DigiMaker-CNB is still open, but not staffed.

*Update March 21st: We are increasing the number of possible renewals, in order to help our users to avoid unnecessary visits to the library. Students can now renew their loans ut to 15 times; LiU-staff can renew their loans up to 25 times -provided that the books are not requested by another borrower.

*Update March 25th: From Saturday 28 March, the opening hours of all LiU libraries (Valla Library, Campus Norrköping Library and Medical Library) are substantially reduced.

The opening hours are:

Mon-Fri: 12.00-15.00

Sat-Sun: Closed

Also from 28 March:

You can reach by phone 08.00-17.00 Mon-Fri

We reply to emails to as soon as we can Mon-Fri 08.00-17.00

You can chat with us online as usual: Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00

The loan period for reference copies of textbooks (“Day-loan items”) are extended to 3 days.

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