Libraries of the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

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.

Limited Opening Hours due to COVID-19

Days Asia Library LUX Library SOL Library
Monday–Friday 10:00–13:00 9:00–16:15 09:00–16:00
Saturday Closed Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed Closed

During holidays holiday opening hours apply. You can find them om our opening hours page.

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. Our group study rooms may not be used for group studies right now, but for individual studies only - only one person at the same time in every room.

Contact Us

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. 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.

Asia Library

E-mail: asienhtbibl.luse
Telephone: 046-222 30 43

LUX Library

E-mail: luxhtbibl.luse
Telephone: 046-222 64 90

SOL Library

E-mail: solhtbibl.luse
Telephone: 046-222 32 20


Loan Periods and Overdue Fees

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.

Borrow and return on behalf of others

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.

Get Access to E-resources

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. If you need a particular book and would like us to buy it as an e-book, please make an acquisition request!

Interlibrary Loans

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

Subject Related Matters

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.

Research Support

We offer the same support as always, contact us via e-mail at forskningsstodhtbibl.luse or call us. We are available for digital meetings and you can also reach us in Teams.

Student Support

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.

Teacher Support

If you have general questions about our teaching support, you can send an e-mail to larandestodhtbibl.luse, if you want to book an online teaching session in information searching, referencing and related subjects, 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.

Talking Book Support

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.