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
Service for students with reading impairments
The library provides extended support for students with reading impairments. You can get help with access to adapted textbooks, longer loan periods and access to reading studios.
Contact us about service for students with reading impairments
Feel free to contact us about service for students with reading impairments to find out how we can help you. You can find our support teams at any of the libraries within Gothenburg University Library.
A talking book is an audio recorded version of a printed book. Note that talking book loans are only available for students with reading impairments. Read more about who's allowed to borrow talking books at the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, MTM.
You can find talking books by searching them in the Legimus catalogue and use them on your computer, smart phone or on certain media players.
Help with talking books
The Library can help you with:
- getting access to Legimus to download talking books
- order recordings of textbooks that doesn't already exist in Legimus
Contact us to book a consultation so we can help you get started with talking books.
Extended loan period for textbooks
The Library provides an extended loan period for students with reading impairments. The loan period is 30 days instead of 14 days. To get an extended loan period you need a certificate from the university coordinator.
A reading studio is a specially equipped room with technical support for students with reading impairments such as dyslexia, visual impairment or other disabilities. There are six reading studios at the University Library.
Each one of the reading studios are equipped with magnifying and enlargement programs, speech synthesizers, scanners and printers. To get access to the reading studios you need a certificate from the university coordinator.
Computer software for read and write support
The university provides support software such as speech synthesizers, magnifying software and tools that help you with spelling and grammar.
You can find the software in the Student Portal. Log in with your GU account (gus-id) to access the support software.
Some of the software are also installed on the libraries' computers.
Study support from the university
The university provides study support for students with disabilities or dyslexia.
The librarians who provide service for students with reading impairments arrange open lectures for students.