There are currently problems with the email for the university's employees. Therefore you might not receive notices and reminders from the library, or you might not get an answer if you try to contact us. You can log in to My loans to see if you have material to pick up or return, and you can contact our libraries by phone or online via Zoom.
Log in to access e-resources off-campus
Students and employees at the University of Gothenburg have access to databases, e-journals and e-books even outside of campus. Members of the public can not access these e-resources from outside the Library .
Log in with your GU account
Use your GU account to log in to the Library's databases, electronic journals and e-books when you are outside campus. The login page for the University of Gothenburg will appear automatically when you try to access a database or article from the Library search services.
Students log in with their student account, gus-id.
Employees use their x-account to login.
How to access articles and e-books in Supersearch
Do as follows:
1. Go to Supersearch and click Login.
2. Log in with your GU account: gus-id or x-account.
3. Click "Full text available" in the search result for the article or book you are interested in.
How to access databases and journals
Do as follows:
1. Go to the database list or journal list.
2. Click on the database or journal you are interested in.
3. Log in with your GU account, gus-id or x-account, when the login box is displayed.
Problems with your account
Students can get help with login issues in the Student Portal. There you will find answers to frequently asked questions about student accounts, such as how to do if you forgot your username or password. Employees can change their password in the Staff Portal.
If you don't have a GU account
If you are affiliated to the University of Gothenburg but don't have a GU account, you don't have automatic access to the Library's e-resources.
Apply for an external student account
Students should contact their course leader about applying for an external GU account. The course leader can turn to his or her department's administrator or contact the Service Center for assistance in creating an account. Service Center will send a message to you when the account is ready for pick up.
Apply for an external researcher account
Researchers can fill in an application for an external GU account in the Staff Portal. Contact your affiliated faculty to submit your application.
Access for members of the public
If you are a member of the public, you have no access to e-resources outside the Library. Instead, you are welcome to visit our libraries, where you can use our computers to access the databases, e-journals and e-books.