Access to the Libraries
during the COVID-19 outbreak
The Libraries of the Joint Faculties of Humanity and Theology follow the recommendations of the Government and Public Health Authority regarding taking measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Our opening hours and other services may change with short notice, we will update the information on this web page as soon as possible.
Following the newest restrictions, all activities that are not necessary to carry out with a physical presence on the University's premises are to be carried out digitally. The Libraries of the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology are kept open for Lund University students and employees to the extent necessary to allow deposits or lending of books and access to reference literature, as well as copying and printing. A limited amount of computer and study spaces are available, but you are supposed to conduct your studies from home as much as possible. In order to get access to our premises you need your LU card and pin code. If you need help from you librarians, please use digital ways of getting in contact first and foremost. This applies until further notice.
You can access almost all of our digital material from home with your Student account or your LUCAT-identity, and we are here for you for questions and mentoring in digital ways.
You who need to borrow books or study our reference literature and thus visit the libraries, please keep your social distance to both librarians and other patrons. Follow our restrictions concerning the numbers of people allowed into our rooms and do not move any furniture!
Our opening hours are limited at the moment and can be adjusted with short notice if the local Corona situation changes.
You are very welcome to contact us if you have any questions about our services. We are available for phonecalls during opening hours and try to answer e-mails within 24 hours. Feel free to book digital meetings with us or visit our virtual information desk in Zoom Monday to Friday 13–15 (during the semester). On site we primarily assist you with loans, returns and finding books on our shelves. If you are unable to visit the library, please contact us via e-mail or telephone and we will try to assist you in the best way possible.
Virtual information desk
Do you need any help? Welcome to our virtual information desk in Zoom! You do not need to book a time slot, just click on the Zoom link within the times stated below and drop in with your questions Monday–Friday 13–15 during the semester. The virtual desk is closed from June 7th until August 29th.
Telephone:046-222 30 43
Telephone: 046-222 64 90
Telephone: 046-222 32 20
Please note that as of 15 September 2021, we will again be charging overdue fines. The fees were cancelled on 19 March 2020, as part of the libraries' adjustment to the coronavirus and to avoid that disease carriers, or those in quarantine, would have to visit to the library to return books. From February, we will also go back to the routine that course book loans are renewable 5 times, instead of 11, as has been an interim solution during this period. Of course, if you are healthy, please return the books you have borrowed in time, as others may be waiting for them.
Books can be returned at all libraries at Lund University. Following the newest restrictions, the Libraries of the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology are currently closed for the public. If you neither are a student nor staff at Lund University, you contact us if you wish to return you books at the SOL or LUX Library.
Loans on behalf of another person can be picked up by a messenger. The messenger is to show the borrower’s library card and photo ID and should be ready to show his or her own valid photo ID upon request.
Returns on behalf of others can be made without bringing the other persons documents.
In addition to our extensive collections of physical books and journals, we have a wide-ranging digital collection, including many course books, databases and e-journals. You can access them all by logging in with your Student or LUCAT Account when searching in LUBsearch (read about how to log in here), or if you click on any link in our subject guides.
Our Support for Students, Researchers and Teachers
Contact your subject librarian. We offer the same services as usual and answer e-mails and phone calls, offer teaching sessions and meetings/"book a librarian" digitally.
If this person in unavailable, please use one of the adresses or phone numbers listed above to get in touch with the library.
You are welcome to contact us if you, for example, need help to find literature for your degree project, if you have questions about referencing, or uploading you thesis to LUP Student Papers. We offer "book a librarian" meetings online. Contact you subject librarian via e-mail or telephone and take note of the information on our student pages.
Our open workshops for you who are working with your term papers, thesis or essays will be given digitally via Zoom.
If you have general questions about our teaching support, you can send an e-mail to larandestodhtbibl.luse, if you want to book a specific online teaching session in information searching, referencing and related subjects for your students, please contact your subject librarian.
More information about how to link to digital resources in for example Canvas, in a way that enables your students to access them from home, can be found under Linking Correctly.
Our open workshops students who are working with their thesis or essay will be given digitally via Zoom.