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 make reservations, loans and ordering material from the library you need to register in our library system. After you have sent the application, please come to the reception desk at the library where we will finalize your registration. Please remember to bring a valid ID card.

Order articles and books

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 eligeble for thesis work. The library who 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 have been processed, regardless if you change your mind and do not collect your article. If you are an enployee at Halmstad University, your academy 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 cost (150-250 SEK).

Processing time for interlibrary loans

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

When the ordered materials have arrived, you will get a notification through e-mail and can collect the book at the library reception desk. If you are 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.