Strengthened remote service due to the coronavirus

The University Library is making adjustments to provide services remotely, closes the study environments and reduces the opening hours. Our goal is to reduce the spread of contagion while continuing to support research and studies at the University of Gothenburg.

Last updated 2020-03-27 09:40

Opening hours weekdays 12.00–16.00

Three libraries keep their entrance floors open for pick up and return of books, while our other libraries close completely. This applies for the time being.

The following libraries are open Monday–Friday, 12.00–16.00:

Biomedical Library
Humanities Library
Social Sciences Library

Telephone hours weekdays 10.00–16.00

All our libraries answer questions from 10 am to 4 pm on weekdays, including the closed libraries. You will find telephone numbers and contact forms on the libraries' own pages. We help you in a way that suits you, online or by phone.

To the libraries

Borrow and return

The three open libraries provide access to their entrance floors so you can do the following:

  • Pick up requested books
  • Borrow in the self-service machines
  • Return your loans in the self-service machines
  • Print, scan, and copy
  • Search and order materials on a few computers
  • Get help with shorter urgent questions

Remember to keep your distance to other people during your library visit to avoid the spread of contagion.

Renew from home

Renew your loans from home using My loans. Log in with your GU account or library card

Return books after closing time

If you need to return books when the libraries are closed, you can return them at the outdoor book drops at the Biomedical Library and the Humanities Library.

Request books online well in advance

At the moment you can’t pick up the book you need from the shelves yourself. Instead, you may request the books you want to borrow online, preferably well in advance as the processing times of request may vary. It is possible to request books from both the closed and open libraries and then retrieve them at the Biomedical, Humanities or Social Sciences Library.

Make your request in Supersearch

We will pick up the book for you and send a message to you as soon as the book is ready for retrieval.

Do not request reading room loans

Currently, it is not possible to accommodate requests for reading room loans for manuscripts, archival material, and microfilms, as the libraries' reading rooms and study environments are closed. Please do not order this type of material. Contact our libraries if you have questions about manuscripts and microfilms.

Strengthened remote service

The libraries' physical contact points are limited right now, but we still offer a large part of our library service online and are adjusting our services so that as much as possible can be used remotely.

Search support

Researchers and students who need help with information retrieval and references can get instruction from a librarian. We help you online or via phone.

About search support

Service for students with reading impairments

You can get help with adapted textbooks, longer loan periods on textbooks and access to software. Please contact us to find out how we can help you.

About service for students with reading impairments

Instruction in information searching skills

Have you booked an instruction in information search skills for your student group? All scheduled teaching occasions will be given, via Zoom, Canvas or in some other way! We contact teachers and course coordinators about the current situation for your student group.

You are welcome to contact us if you are interested in booking instruction for your students, doctoral students or colleagues.

About instruction in information searching skills

Library services for researchers

The library's extended support for researchers and doctoral students at the University of Gothenburg is now offered remotely. Get in touch if you need help with publishing, reference management software, systematic searches and ordering of articles.

About our services for researchers

Full access to electronic resources

Students and staff access the library's electronic resources from home, as usual. You can still search and find articles, e-books, e-journals and other material in Supersearch. The library's databases and scanned catalogues of older material are also available, as well as a host of other information resources. You can find everything on our website.

About accessing e-resources in off-campus

Contact us

We help you in a way that suits you, online or via phone. Fill in the form and we will get back to you.

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