During the present Coronavirus pandemic, many things are out of the ordinary. But even if you can´t study on campus in the way that you are used to, you can still use Linköping University Library online. We are also open for quick errands, so it is possible to pick up books on hold, return library items etc. We are continuously working to offer as many of our services as possible digitally.
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). Borrowing books and making reservations are free of charge.
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
Welcome to the Library
There are many ways to contact us: via email, phone, online chat and virtual enquiry desk in Zoom.
Campus Norrköping Library: 011-36 30 60 (phone hours: Mondays–Fridays 8 am–4 pm)
Medical Library: 013-28 19 91 (phone hours: Mondays–Fridays 8 am–4 pm)
Valla Library: 013-28 19 10 (phone hours: Mondays–Fridays 8 am–6 pm)
Online chat and virtual enquiry desk
Chat with us online Mondays–Fridays 10 am–4 pm or talk to us via our virtual enquiry desk in Zoom Mondays–Fridays 10 pm-noon. Both channels can be accessed via the Library Web.
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: