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
Using the library as a distance student
As a distance student at the University of Gothenburg, you can use our services and resources even if you cannot visit the library.
Find and access digital course literature
The library will give you access to e-books, articles in e-journals and other digital course literature that is not available online for free. Follow these steps to access your course literature:
- Find the title you need in Supersearch.
- Click on the link ”Full text available” by the title you are interested in.
- Log in with your GU account, gus-id, when the login page for Gothenburg University is shown.
Service if you have a reading impairment
The University Library provides extended support to those with a reading impairment. You can get help with customized course literature, longer loan periods on textbooks and access to support software.
Guide about searching, reading and evaluating scientific texts
When you are writing an essay or doing a study assignment, you need to know how to search, read and evaluate scientific texts. You also need to learn how to avoid plagiarism by referencing properly. The guide answers many of the questions and concerns that arise in students' encounters with science.
Contact the library if you have questions about our resources and services for distance students.