New student – welcome to the Library

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As a new student at LiU, you are welcome to the Library. Here are some basic facts about the Library and its services.

Borrowing books and making reservations

Your student LiU card functions as a library card. At the self-service borrowing machines, you can use your LiU card to borrow books and renew your loans. The loan period for books is normally three weeks, but if there is a reservation on the book when you borrow it, the loan period is reduced to one week. The maximum limit of library books that you can have on your account is 50.

When making reservations on books online, log in with your LiU-ID (xxxxx-123). Do not use your complete email address when logging in to library services, only the first part with the first three letters in your first name, the two first letters in your last name and the three digit number (i. e. your LiU-ID).

Borrowing books and making reservations are free of charge.

Update your address info

An up-to-date address in Sweden is required to be able to borrow library books. If you are an international student, don’t forget to update your address info in the Student portal as soon as you have a place of residence in Sweden.

Textbook reference copies

The library has copies of the books on your required reading list, both as home loan copies and as reference copies. If possible, we also acquire course literature as e-books. A textbook reference copy for short-term loan is marked with a red label that says “REFKURS”.

The Library online

In the library search service UniSearch, you can search for books, scholarly articles, and many other types of publications. You can place reservations on books and access our collections of e-journals, e-books and databases.

You can learn more about library services, library news and events on our blog and in social media.

To access library e-resources, you just need your student LiU-ID. Please note that you have to register for your course before your LiU-ID can be used to access library e-recources. Read more: Checklist for starting a course at LiU

Library website

More about the Library online

Library blog

The Library on Instagram

The Library on Facebook

The Library on Twitter

Welcome to the Library

Contact us

There are many ways to contact us: via email, phone and online chat.


Phone numbers

Campus Norrköping Library: 011-36 30 60

Medical Library: 013-28 19 91

Valla Library: 013-28 19 10

Online chat

Chat with us online via the Library Web Mondays–Fridays 10 am–4 pm.

The Library and Covid-19

As a consequence of the national and local restrictions that are in force to prevent the spread of infection, Linköping University and the Library have introduced several measures. As the Covid-19 situation might change, new measures might be introduced. Keep yourself up to date:

Coronavirus – measures taken by Linköping University

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