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.
Adjusted service due to covid-19
We have taken a number of precautions to be able to reopen our libraries in an infection-proof manner. Still, each individual bears much of the responsibility. Stay home if you feel ill, and remember to keep the distance to other people when you visit the library. Here you will find updated information about opening hours and library service.
Last updated 2020-08-31
Opening hours and library service
All our libraries are open during the autumn semester. There are still changes to our regular opening hours and some of the libraries are only open to visitors with GU cards. The Social Sciences Library, Humanities Library and the Biomedical Library are open to all visitors.
Study places are available at all libraries, but are placed further apart to reduce the risk of contagion. For updated information about opening hours and number of study places, please visit the libraries' own pages.
Reading studios are available at all libraries. Group study rooms are only available at the Humanities Library, with a limit of a maximum of two people in a group study room. Printers are available at all libraries.
Request, borrow and return
At the moment, you can not pick up requested books at the libraries that are closed to the public. However, it is possible to make requests from the collections at the closed libraries and pick them up at the libraries that are open to everyone. Make your request and choose pick up location in Supersearch as usual.
To avoid the spread of contagion we encourage you to use our self service machines when borrowing and returning your loans. Please remember to bring your GU card or library card, you will need the card to borrow.
Take care of each other, stay home if you feel ill and remember to keep your distance during your library visit to avoid the spread of infection.
Use the library from home
We already offer large parts of our library service online. As usual, students and staff access the library's electronic resources from home by logging in. We have further increased the distance service and offer, among other things, information desk, instruction in information searching skills and events via Zoom. Contact us if you have questions about our services and which support the library can offer.
Available remote services
- Contact our information desk in Zoom
- Search support with a librarian
- Service for students with reading impairments
- Book instruction in information searching skills
- Library services for researchers, such as reference management support and more
- Events for students and staff via Zoom
Materials that are available remotely
- Find articles, e-books, e-journals and other materials in Supersearch
- The library's databases
- The library's journals
- Scanned card catalogues of older material
All our libraries answer questions online or by phone during opening hours. You can find contact information on the libraries' own pages or fill out this contact form to get help.