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
Suggest a purchase of new material
If Gothenburg University Library does not have the material you need, you can suggest that we purchase it. Materials can be books, journals, databases or other media.
Suggest a purchase
Use our form to suggest a purchase of the material you need. Before submitting a suggestion, please use Supersearch to make sure the library does not already have the material.
This happens when you submit a suggestion
You receive a confirmation of your purchase suggestion. Later, we will send you information regarding whether the library will buy the material or not and when you get access to the material.
It usually takes two to three weeks before purchased books can be borrowed from the University Library, but sometimes it can take longer. We make a reservation for you when the book arrives and send a notification to you when the book is available for you. If the library chooses not to buy a printed book, we borrow it from another library as an interlibrary loan.
Buying an e-book is often a quicker process than buying a printed book. We send you an access link when the e-book is available, and you can also find the book in Supersearch after a few days.
Databases and e-book packages
Databases and electronic book packages are selected in collaboration with institutions and research groups. You will find databases and e-book packages in the library's database list when they have been purchased.
How the library selects what to purchase
We buy titles that researchers, teachers and students at the University of Gothenburg request for scientific purposes. Our goal for the library collections is to support research at the University of Gothenburg.
In our acquisition policy, you can read more about how we select material for the library collections.