International student – welcome to the library!


As an international student at a university in a new country, some routines might be a bit different than what one is used to. To help you get started using Linköping University Library and its services, we give you the Library 101.

Study in the library

At Linköping University, the campus libraries are popular study places among students. There is a wide variety of individual as well as group study spaces. Group activity rooms can be booked in the system TimeEdit WebReservations. Library staff are there to help you with information seeking and answer your questions regarding library services. Popular among students are the reference copies of course textbooks for one-day use.

There are libraries on all of LiU’s campuses:
Campus Norrköping Library, Medical Library, Valla Library

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Borrowing books

Your student LiU card also 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. Borrowing books and making reservations are free of charge.

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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, always marked with a red label that says “REFKURS”, must be returned on the same day you borrow it.

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Printing and copying

The library has printers connected to the university printing system. To be able to print or copy, you will first need to deposit money in the printing system.

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Electronic library

At, you can renew your loans, make reservations on books, get access to e-journals, e-books, and databases. Use your LiU-ID to log in to e-resources and “My loans”. In the library search service UniSearch, you can search for books, articles and more.

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My Loans

Contact us

If you have questions about the library or its services, you are welcome to chat with us online or email us at

by Peter Igelström, librarian, Valla Library