Loans and Requests

Children's and Youth Literature

Children's and youth literature and children's magazines are kept in closed stacks and are available for in-house use only. This means they need to be requested through our catalogue and must be read on site in the library.

You can request up to 10 titles for immediate retrieval. If you want to look at more than 10 books you need to request them at least a day in advance. Books requested the day before your visit are available from 12 p.m. the next day. Requests made before 12 p.m. will be collected for you during library hours. 

Theoretical Literature

Most of the theoretical literature can be borrowed.

Course books: 14 days
Other theoretical books: 30 days
Reference literature: in-house use only
Journals: in-house use only

Lånet förlängs per automatik om ingen annan låntagare har reserverat boken eller om du lånat boken maximal tid. För ordinarie låntagare är maximal lånetid 3 månader och för forskare 6 månader. Logga in på ditt konto för att se om boken kommer att lånas om automatiskt. 

Returning Books

Books must be returned to the institute's library. If you return books outside of library hours, please use the return box next to the main entrance. It is also possible to return books by mail. This is done at your own risk. 

Not returned books is charged with 500 SEK per book and an administration fee of 250 SEK per invoice. 

Copying and Scanning

You can make copies (in black & white) and scan pages from the library's books and journals. Payments for copies are made by the mobile payment system Swish. Some books are too fragile for copying or scanning. Please respect the Swedish copyright law. For more information, please contact the library.

Copying Fees
Copies up to 10 pages: free
Copies over 10 pages: 3 SEK / A4 and 4 SEK / A3
Skanning: egen skanning ur institutets material i biblioteket är gratis.
Vid beställning av skanning av större mängd material, vänligen kontakta biblioteket för prisuppgift.

Interlibrary Loans

We do interlibrary loans of theoretical literature to other libraries. It is not possible to do interalibrary loans of Children's and youth literature. You can also request individual articles as interlibrary loans. 

If you are unable to visit us and wish to make an interlibrary loan request, please contact your local library. 

Interlibrary Loan Fees

Interlibrary loans within the Nordic countries: free
Interlibrary loans outside the Nordic countries: 2 IFLA vouchers

Copies of articles within the Nordic countries: free
Copies of articles outside the Nordic countries: 1 IFLA voucher




Search and request material in our library catalogue. You can also find our material in Libris (a Swedish national search service).

New User

In order to borrow and request material, you must be registered as a user in our library system. You register in our library catalogue. Always bring a valid ID when you visit the library.