Libraries of the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


If you are searching for information, the Libraries of the faculties of the Humanities and Theology offer a variety of useful resources. There are several ways to go about finding what you need. Here, you can read more about our resources and how you can use them.

Are you looking for a particular type of material, such as a book, article or journal? Click Search by Material Type to find information about where you can look for a particular material type. If you want to find subject specific information, go to Search by Subject where you can find all our subject guides. If you are not finding what you are looking for, take a look at our Search Tips.

If the LUX or SOL Library do not have a certain book, journal or database that you are looking for, we welcome your recommendations for purchase. Please send us your suggestions by filling out our Acquisition Request Form. Check our New Acquisitions to see which books and e-books we have purchased recently.

Our search systems

Here are a few of our search systems where you can find books, journals and articles either in print or electronic format.


LUBcat is the shared catalogue for the libraries at Lund University. In LUBcat, you can find printed material, such as books and journals, as well as e-books that the Lund university Libraries have access to. There, you can also see at which library, and on which shelf, the material is located, as well as whether it is available. When logged in, you can also view your loans, queue for checked-out books and reserve material. Click on Shelf Locations to read more about how the books at the LUX- and SOL Library are organised. 


In LUBsearch you can find electronic resources, such as articles, e-books, e-journals and databases, that the Lund University Libraries have access to. In the search box on the main page, you can do a free text search and find both printed and electronic material. You can also select Advanced Search if you want to narrow your search. From LUBsearch's start page  you can also access ePublications och Databases A-Z (where you find them)

  • By using the search tool ePublications, you can find all e-journals and e-books that Lund University subscribes to. You can opt to search via subject or by title, subject word or ISSN.
  • Databases A-Z offers a catalogue of databases and web services, both licensed and open, considered central to each subject Lund University libraries. You can search by using the search box, by selecting a subject or checking the alphabetic list.

By using your Student Account or LUCAT identity, you can access a lot of the electronic material from home, or wherever you may be working from.


LIBRIS is a national search service where you can find material located in libraries around Sweden. If you find material in LIBRIS that is not available at any of the libraries at Lund University, you can make an interlibrary loan request

Other LU catalogues and search systems


Alvin is a search portal for cultural heritage collections (manuscripts, personal archives, images, maps and older printed material) in, among others, the university libraries of Lund, Uppsala and Gothenburg.

Catalogue -1957

Catalogue - 1957, is a digitised card catalogue where you can search for Lund University Library’s (UB) older material. The catalogue lists holdings printed 1957 or earlier. Try Catalogue – 1957 if you are looking for something printed before 1957, and cannot find it in LUBcat. Find more information about how to use the catalogue and how to order material (only in Swedish).


LUBITO – List of journals at Lund University libraries. Some articles can be scanned on request and some are available as PDFs, for those affiliated with Lund University.

Lund University Research portal

Lund University Research Portal – Find research and researchers at Lund University.

LUP Student Papers

LUP Student Papers – Theses, publications and degree projects from Lund University.

The University Library's Image Database

The work to transfer all our digitized image collections to Alvin is currently ongoing. During a transition period our older digital image collections will be available in this old image database. This database currently includes images from six different collections, among them the Firma Per Bagge photographic collection, the Firma Hagblom-Foto collection and the De la Gardie map collection.