Search for books

LUBcat - the Library Catalogue

You can search for books in our library catalogue LUBcat, which is the shared catalogue for all the libraries at Lund University.

If you search for a book within a specific topic, make an advanced search. Here you can combine different search terms to narrow down your topic. You can also limit your search by using filters, for example location, language or format

In LUBcat you can see where the item is located and at which shelf it is placed. In most cases, the books are arranged by author, with the exception that if the book has more than three authors, or an editor, then its placement is based on the title.
If the book is in closed stacks or in storage, it must be ordered. If it is already out on loan, you can request it. When the book is available, you will be notified by e-mail.
We have a transport system between the Lund University Libraries, which means that you can collect and return books at any library.

Other search systems

LUBsearch - Lund University Libraries’ common search service for e-resources and printed material.

ePublications - Search for e-books at Lund University.

Catalogue -1957 – the University Library’s card catalogue, featuring books and journals printed up to and including 1957.

LIBRIS – Search for literature in the national library catalogue.

Where do I find the books in the library?

Course books

You will find our course books in the room past the computers and the copy machines. Read more on our page about course books.

Open Collection (Öppen Samling)

In front of the circulation desk, you can find our open collection (Öppen Samling - ÖS). It consists of popular circulating literature.

You are guaranteed a loan period of 28 days, and thereafter the book can be requested by someone else.

All titles in the Open Collection are searchable in Lovisa and LUBsearch, and the books are arranged on the shelves by subject.

Closed stacks

A large part of our books are placed in closed stacks, and must be requested in advance in the library catalogue Lovisa. 

You can pick up the book one hour later at the circulation desk. Requests made after 15.30 or on weekends can be picked up the following working day.

Research Policy Institute Library

The Library at the Research Policy Institute is a part of the School of Economics and Management Library. 

The books that are located here must be requested in the library catalogue LUBcat, to be picked up at any of the Lund University Libraries. You will be notified by e-mail when you can pick up the book.

Do you need help?

Can't find what you are searching for? Are you writing an essay and need help with information retrieval? Or do you want to know more about a specific database?

Make an appointment with a librarian:
+46 46 222 33 85

Don’t we have what you are looking for?

If there are items you are unable to obtain through the usual channels, LUBcat and LUBsearch, you may place an interlibrary loan request.

You are also welcome to submit an acquisition request for materials which are not available at the library.

These services are available to staff and students at LUSEM.

Last published: 2018-11-29