Borrow and order

Halmstad University Library is a public library available to all people where the primary objective for the library is to give service to researchers, staff and students at Halmstad University. If you are a member of the public you can use most of our resources while at the library. However, you cannot order interlibrary loans. This service is limited to students at Halmstad University and other Swedish universities, and staff at Halmstad University.

Library card

In order to loan books, make reservations and order material from the library you need to register in our library system. After you have applied, please come to the reception desk at the library to finalize your registration. Please remember to bring a valid ID card.

Order articles and books

Do you need a book, article, journal or any other material the library doesn't have access to? In most cases we can order the material from another library through an interlibrary loan, or we purchase the material. Fill in one of the choices below and we will get back to you.

Rules for interlibrary loans

This service is for students, researchers and employees at Halmstad University, and also external students. You must have a registered library card from Halmstad University Library. The public is referred to the public libraries in Halmstad municipality.

We do not do interlibrary loans on course literature. Fiction is only eligible for thesis work. The library which owns the book sets terms of use.

Costs for interlibrary loans

Articles for students and researchers: 40 SEK. Please note that you have to pay full price as soon as the order has been processed, regardless if you change your mind and do not collect your article. If you are an employee at Halmstad University, your School pays for the loan.

Articles for other libraries: 80 SEK per article.

Books: Interlibrary loans within the Nordic countries are free. Loans outside the Nordic countries are charged actual costs (150–250 SEK).

Processing time for interlibrary loans

Delivery time is usually around 5–7 working days but can vary. The library which owns the book sets the terms and conditions for that loan.

When the ordered materials have arrived, you will get a notification through email and can collect the book at the library reception desk. If you are a member of staff at Halmstad University, you will get your articles through the internal mail.

For distance students

Students registered to one of the distance courses at Halmstad University have full access to the databases the library offers on campus. Distance students living outside of Halmstad municipality can also get books and articles sent to their homes. Distance students living within Halmstad municipality is however required to visit the library themselves and are not qualified to get material sent to their home.