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Information from Örebro University Library on the coronavirus

The University Library has taken a number of measures due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Last updated on June 8, 2020, 10:40

The library buildings are closed for studying until further notice

At present, the library is open for the collection of reserved books and interlibrary loans. Click here for more information on reserving items.

The library cannot be used for studying during opening hours.

All other services function normally, including interlibrary loans, DiVA, and requesting purchases.

Borrowing books

If you want to borrow a book, you first need to reserve it the Library’s search service through Primo. Many users are currently reserving books and library staff face a high workload, so it may take a bit more time to get the book you reserved. You will receive an email when the item can be collected from the reserved books shelf in the library. You can also sign into Primo to see whether your books can be collected. Staff who live outside Örebro can request their books to be sent by mail. Email This is an email address to access this service.

Reference books can also be borrowed.

All loans are renewed automatically, unless another user has reserved the item. Please see the library’s borrowing rules for more information.

Returning books

Please return books to the drop boxes at the entrances of all the libraries.

If you have trouble getting to the library to return your books, please ask someone else to drop them off. If this is also difficult to arrange, please contact us to find another solution.

New library cards for the general public

Due to the library's currently reduced opening hours, the following applies if you do not have a library card and need to start requesting books right away:

Choose and fill in the application form for the general public. After that, send an e-mail to This is an email address. In the e-mail, write your Swedish social security number and that you want a new library card for the general public. We will get back to you via e-mail as soon as we can with details on how you can start requesting books and where you can pick up your library card.

Tutoring

We would like to remind students that online tutoring is available in information retrieval and academic writing. We use Zoom or Skype, and can also answer questions via telephone or email. You can book an online session in our booking system. If there are no slots available, please email This is an email address so that we can try to find a time.

We would further like to remind students that you can help yourself by using the materials on information retrieval and academic writing available on our website. Our pages with research guides and search techniques provide information retrieval support, and writing support is available in our guide to academic writing. The Library’s YouTube channel includes short films, mainly on academic writing.

Talking books and adapted course literature

Please email This is an email address for assistance with Legimus, so that we can make an appointment for online tutoring.