Visit the library only if you must, for example to pick up or return books. Your loans are renewed automatically, you will receive a reminder when it’s time to return an item. Use our self-service machines and outdoor book drops for borrowing and returns. About the library's adjusted service
Changes in our service due to covid-19
Due to the spread of infection in society, the library has changed service. You as an individual have a responsibility when visiting us. Keep the distance to other people, and stay at home if you feel ill. Here you will find updated information about opening hours and library service.
Last updated 2021-01-25
Visit the library only if you must
Due to the spread of infection in society, we urge yo to visit the library only if you must, for example to pick up or return books.
Use our self service machines when borrowing and returning your loans. You can also return items at the outdoor book drops.
Study from home if you can. If you must come to the library, it’s important for everyone's safety that you show consideration and follow the directions in the library premises. For example, it is not allowed to move furniture around. Keep a distance from others.
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.
Opening hours and library service
All our libraries are open. 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 to students who cannot study from home, 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, and can be used by one person at a time for video calls. Printers are available at all libraries.
Request, borrow and return
At the moment, you can not pick up requested books at all libraries. Students and staff can make 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.
Sales of value cards and print and copy cards stopped
Due to increased spread of covid-19, we have temporarily stopped the sale of value cards and print and copycards. Students and staff can still use the copyprint service GUprint to print, scan and copy at the libraries.
Automatic renewal of loans
We will keep the automatic renewals for the time being. Automatic renewals mean that the library automatically renews the loan period with one loan period at a time provided that no one else has requested the material. You will receive a message from the library when you need to return the book.
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.