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For students

Here we gather information that can be useful for you in your studies, it's work in progress.


To be able to borrow from Halmstad University Library you need a library card. Anyone over the age of eighteen can apply for a library cardexternal link. To obtain a library card you also need to show a valid ID document. As a patron it is good to familarize yourself with our loan regulationsexternal link. You can administer your loans onlineexternal link.

Search help

The information desk is manned by library staff Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. Between 4 pm and 7 pm search help can be limited as our student hosts will assist. There are also other ways to get help. A few are listed below:

Citing references

When you write your essay it is important that you format your citingsexternal link in a correct way. There are numerous programs, like EndNoteexternal link, that can aid you in this process.


For technical support use the electronic helpdeskexternal link. You can also turn to the Service Center.


Most computers have an internet connection and Microsoft Office installed. You cannot book our computers. You logon with your student account details. We also have a few Mac computers where you can surf as a guest and that don't require logon.

LibGuides (Subject guides – mainly in Swedish)

LibGuidesexternal link are subjects guides that list information resources, print as well as electronic, within a specific subject. (More guides in English will be added)

Book group rooms

Apart from places for studying on the first and second floor we have 8 group rooms on the third floor. You book these online.

Course books

In general the library purchases 2 items of all course booksexternal link used at Halmstad University. One of which is available for loan and the other, a so-called reference item, must be read inside the library. The loan period is 14 days. Some course booksexternal link are available as e-booksexternal link.

We do not have an item!

If we don't have the item you're looking for we can order it for you. We can do an interlibrary loan (ILL)external link or you can request a purchaseexternal link.

Reading disability

If you are studying at Halmstad University and have some sort of reading disability, we can help you acquire course books as talking books. Please contact us for more information.

Publish student thesis (DiVA)

All published student thesis from 2006 and onwards shall be registrered in fulltext in the University's institutional repository, DiVAexternal link.

Work from home

As a student at Halmstad University, you can access our electronic resources (e-publications, e-books, databases etc.) even while off campus via our proxy serverexternal link.

Wireless connection (WiFi)

Enrolled students at Halmstad University can access the wireless network Eduroam, which you can access all over campus.

Printing & copying

The University has a joint centralized system for printing and copying.

To use it you must first add funds to your student account. You can do that at the library or at Service Center (card payment only). You can log in to see your account balanceexternal link.

Software for download

Enrolled students can download various pieces of software.Via MSDN Academic Alliance (MSDNAA)external link you can get Microsoft software, not Office-suite. You also have access to Mathematicaexternal link and SPSSexternal link (in Swedish).

Updated 2019-02-08