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Loans and reservations

Linköping university library is a research library that is open to the public.


Library card

As a student or employee at Linköping University, you use your LiU card as library card.

If you’re not a student or employee at LiU you can apply for a library card by filling out the form linked to below. Collect your card at one of the libraries information desks. This also applies for employees at Region Östergötland.

Apply for library card (not for students or employees at LiU)

Loaning rules

The normal loan period for books is 21 days. However, if someone else places a request on the book the loan period is shorter, seven days. Loans can be renewed ten times. Renew your books by logging in to My loans. Books can't be renewed if someone has placed a request on the book. You can return loans to any LiU library in Linköping and Norrköping. There are self-return machines located near the entrance in each library. When the loan period has ended you will receive an e-mail from the library suggesting that you either renew or return the loan. If you fail to do this you are charged a fee. More information can be found in the Rules and Regulations.


If a book is checked out it is possible to put a hold on it by making a reservation. To do this click “Place hold” in the library catalogue. When the book is available to collect, an e-mail is sent. Books are available on the pick-up shelf for four days.

We also send books that are available between our libraries. If you want a book to be sent click “place hold” in the catalogue and choose the library that you want to collect it at. Books are sent between the libraries every weekday.

It is now also possible to request the library’s books directly in LIBRIS, the joint catalog for research libraries in Sweden. Interlibrary loan requests are made via the interlibrary loan form:

Interlibrary loans

Material from our stacks

Bokladan is the library stacks. To see what kind of material you can find in our stacks, please see this page. Dissertations and reports in Bokladan can be ordered by placing holds in the library catalogue.

Photocopies of Bokladan material can be requested free of charge for students and employees. If you want to request material from Bokladan, please use our order form.


Acquisitions policy

The acquisitions policy at Linköping University Library is characterized by an on demand perspective. All patrons at LiU are supposed to have access to relevant resources for learning, teaching and research. Course literature is to be found at the campus where the education takes place. The Library supplies a large number of electronic resources as they are site independent and available to many simultaneous readers.

Legal deposits

Linköping University Library is one of seven libraries in Sweden that according to the Law of Legal Deposits receives without charge one copy of every document or publication intended for distribution in Sweden. With no obligation to preserve every document, we are able to make a selection of what we include in our collections. The selection is mainly decided by research and teaching needs at Linköping University. For more information see The National Library of Sweden.

Gifts and donations

We do not accept gifts and donations. Linköping University Library does not have sufficient resources to handle donations in an effective manner. Our primary function is to provide services for quick and efficient delivery of resources that is requested by our patrons.


My loans

Library card application form

Inter Library loan book order

Inter Library loan article order

Books and collections at the library

Pdf ikonPolicy for coursebooks

Pdf ikonLibrary Rules and Regulations


ContactKontakta oss

If you have questions about the library and loans, please send us an e-mail: biblioteket@liu.se

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Last updated: 2015-10-21