Borrow from the Collections
The University Library has several different types of collections of materials which you can access in different ways. Your first step as a borrower is to browse in our online catalogue to see what we have.
As a borrower, you have direct access to the main library's book
collections which are placed on open shelves. Books located on the
Entrance floor, Upper level and in the Textbook Collection are on
open shelves. The location is shown when you search the catalogue.
The book's subject and keyword are also shown. You go and collect
the book from the shelf yourself. The library is not able to set
aside books for borrowers if they are located in the open
Books on the open shelves may have different loan periods and
some are not available for home lending. This is indicated in the
catalogue when you search for the book or in the book's inside
The main library also has a large amount of material in closed
stacks and these items have to be requested in advance. If the book
you want to borrow is in a stack, you will see an 'Order' link to
the right of the title.
More information can be found on the page about stack
What you can borrow from the main library collections depends on
whether you are connected with Stockholm University or not. There
may also be different loan conditions, according to whether you are
staff or a student.
Our catalogue contains information about who can borrow each
title and you can find this under the More info link. The link
appears when you search in the catalogue and click on a title in
which you are interested.
The library has several different types of electronic material,
such as e-books, e-journals, databases, and video clips. All of
this material is searchable through our website and catalogue. The
catalogue is freely available for searching, although access may be
Students and staff of Stockholm University have free access to
electronic resources, both in the library and from home, but must
have an active university card.
If you are not connected to Stockholm University, you can access
the e-resources in the library either by borrowing our computers or
bringing your own. Login information is available at the
Updated: Friday, December 16, 2011