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.
We still offer the same services, but you may experience some delay. We urge everyone with symptoms such as a runny nose, cough or fever to stay home. Protect yourself and others from the spread of infection and use our digital resources.
You can access almost all of our digital material from home with your Student account or your LUCAT-identity.
You who are symptom free and choose to visit the libraries, please keep your social distance to both librarians and other patrons. Please follow our restrictions concerning the numbers of people allowed into our rooms and do not move any furniture!
Our opening hours are somewhat limited at the moment. You can find them on our opening hours page.
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 and to use our chat. 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.
Telephone:046-222 30 43
Telephone: 046-222 64 90
Telephone: 046-222 32 20
As of Thursday 19 March, and until further notice, overdue fees will not be generated. This is a temporary measure to help mitigate the spread of the corona virus. Existing overdue fees are still valid, but no new fees are generated. If you are healthy, please return the books you have borrowed in time, as others may be waiting for them. There are no changes to the loan periods for monographs, but course books with noone in queue are automatically renewed 11 instead of 5 times during the corona outbreak period. During this fall our overdue fees are likely to be reintroduced.
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.
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. For more information, dates and the link to our Zoom room check our page with our workshop programme for this semester.
Many libraries around the world are currently closed in order to prevent virus spreading. This means that, at this time, we are not able to handle interlibrary loans of books that cannot be located in Sweden. If you wish to order anything from outside Sweden, please come back with your order at a later date. We will inform you when it is possible to order interlibrary loans from abroad again.
Our Support for Students, Researchers and Teachers
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. For more information, dates and the link to our Zoom room check our page with our workshop programme for this semester.
Do you have a reading disability due to, for example, dyslexia, vision impairment or adhd? If so, we can still help you obtain your course literature as talking books. Contact: talbokhtbibl.luse if you have any questions or want to book an online meeting. More information can be found on our reading and writing support page.