Adjusted service due to covid-19

The library has implemented a number of measures to reduce the spread of infection in society. Our opening hours are therefore limited and the study environments are closed. You can still visit two of our libraries and contact us by phone, Zoom and contact forms on our website.

Last updated 2020-06-29 13:30

The library's summer hours

The University Library's physical contact points continue to be limited during the summer, but you can contact us by phone, contact forms and Zoom.

Contact us weekdays 10.00–16.00

All our libraries answer questions from 10.00 to 16.00 on weekdays. You will find telephone numbers and contact forms on the libraries' own pages.

To the libraries

Contact via Zoom

You can also contact us via Zoom to get assistance with shorter questions. We are open Monday to Friday, from 10.00–11.00 and from 14.00–15.00.

About the information desk in Zoom

Open for visits weekdays 12.00–16.00

Two libraries keep their entrance floors open for pick up and return of books, while our other libraries are closed for visits. The following libraries are open Monday–Friday, 12.00–16.00:

Biomedical Library - open for all visitors
Humanities Library - open for all visitors

The two 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.

Opening hours and study environments after the summer

All libraries will open after the summer, but some will only be open to students and staff with a GU card. Opening hours will still be limited.

Study places will be available at all libraries, but will be placed further apart to reduce the risk of contagion. Group study rooms will only be available at the Humanities Library, and a limit of two persons in a group study room at the same time will apply.

Borrow and return

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 Library or the Humanities Library.

Please note that materials can not be requested from the Art Library and the Music and Drama Library from 13 June to 16 August.

Make your request in Supersearch

The library will send a message to you as soon as the book is ready for retrieval.

We will contact you when it’s time to return your loans

In order to reduce the number of visits to the library, all loans now have automatic renewals. This means that you get a new loan period when your loan expires if no one else has requested the material. Therefore, you do not need to return the material if you have not received a reminder from the library.

Read more about automatic renewals

Use My Loans to see what you have borrowed and if someone have requested the material. 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.

Increased remote service

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

Materials that are available remotely

How to access electronic materials in from home

Contact us

Please contact us and describe your question. We answer online or by phone.

  • Describe your question