Only students and staff at Gothenburg University can visit the library 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
Adjusted service due to covid-19
Gothenburg University Library is closed to the public according to the government's latest advice. The study environments are closed. Students and staff at Gothenburg University can still pick up and drop off materials and work with materials that cannot be borrowed. 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.
Last updated 2020-12-22
Closed to the public
On 18 December, the government announced stricter recommendations to reduce the spread of covid-19. As of December 22, the library is closed to the public. The study environments are also closed. Students and staff at Gothenburg University who really must can visit the library to pick up and return books and take part of reference material.
Limited access for students and staff
Visit the library only if you must
Students and staff at Gothenburg University who really must can visit the library to pick up and return books and take part of reference material.
Use our self service machines when borrowing and returning your loans. You can also return items at the outdoor book drops.
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.
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
There are changes to our regular opening hours. Hälsovetarbacken Library is closed from December 22 to January 24.
Study places are closed. For updated information about opening hours, please visit the libraries' own pages.
Group study rooms are closed 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
With the Public Health Agency's stricter advice from 29 October, 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.