If you are a student or employee at Lund University, the LU card is valid as a library card. Others get a library card at one of Lund University's libraries.
Use our library catalogue LUBcat to search for literature, both printed and electronic, and see where it is located. If it is kept in the stacks or in external storage, you need to order it. If the item is already out on loan, you can queue for it. You can choose from which of the University Libraries you want to retrieve it.
In LUBcat you can also check your loans and change your contact information.
The Library Collections
Course books - are placed on open shelves in the room past the computers. The borrowing time is two weeks and the overdue fee is 10 SEK per book and day. If there is no queue, you can extend the borrowing time.
Course books as reference copies can only be read in the library and are picked up at the circulation desk.
Open Collection (Öppen samling - ÖS) - our open collection consists of popular circulating literature, and is placed on open shelves in front of the circulation desk. You are guaranteed a loan period of 28 days, and thereafter the book can be requested by someone else.
Closed stacks and the Research Policy Institute Library - these books are placed in closed stacks and must be ordered in our library catalogue LUBcat. A notification is sent out via e-mail when the book is available for pick-up. You are guaranteed a loan period of 28 days, and thereafter the book can be requested by someone else.
Journals - our journals are placed in closed stacks and must be ordered in our library catalogue LUBcat. A notification is sent out via e-mail when the journal is available for pick-up. The borrowing time is one week.
The present volume of a selection of our journals is placed on open shelves in our basement. These may not be taken home.
Annual reports - are placed on open shelves in our basement. The borrowing time is two weeks.
E-books - can be found in LUBcat and in LUBsearch. Most e-books can be downloaded and sometimes you can print a selection of pages. If you want to read an e-book outside the campus, you log in with your Student- or Lucat-ID.