Student with a book at University Library, Växjö

Borrowing and ordering

Applying for a library account

Anyone above the age of 18 may borrow materials from the University Library.

Linnaeus University students and staff members can apply for a library account here. The form is also available on computers near the library information desk. You use your student/Lnu account to log in and identify yourself.

Distance students fill in the library account application form here.

Members of the public and students from other colleges or universities can either fill in the library account application form online or at one of the computers available at the library. You can then pick up your library card at the information desk. Be aware that you must provide a valid photo ID.


Books are borrowed at the self-checkout machines with your library card or with your personal identity number and PIN number (you can get your PIN number at My account). Books are returned to the library at the self check-in machines.

See the library's loan regulations for more information.

MAP (check-out in Växjö) | MAP (check-out in Kalmar)

Loan periods

Loans are automatically renewed. Log in to My account to see the status of your loans. You will be notified if the book has been reserved by another patron or if the loan has been renewed for the maximum number of weeks.

Loan periods:

  • The loan period for course literature is 7 days with automatic renewals up to 16 weeks.
  • The loan period for general loans is 21 days with automatic renewals up to 52 weeks.
  • To allow for postal time, 7 extra days are added to loans and renewals made by distance students who live outside the municipalities of Kalmar and Växjö.

Reservations and orders

You can use OneSearch to reserve books that are currently out on loan. Through OneSearch you can also order books that are available at the other location (Kalmar or Växjö). It might take a few days for the book to arrive. You will be notified when the book is available for collection.

Copies of articles from journals available at the University Library's other location can be ordered. Look up the journal in OneSearch and use the order form. You will be notified when the copy of the article is available for collection.

If you require books or articles that are not available at the University Library you can suggest a purchase / order an interlibrary loan.

Return books

Return the books to the library's vending machines. Then you get a return receipt directly from the vending machine, paper receipt or sent to your e-mail. 
If the library is closed, books can be left in the return boxes. In Kalmar you can find the return box at the entrance of Stella and in Växjö the return box is placed outside the library entrance. The return boxes are open 24 hours a day.

MAP (check-in in Växjö) | MAP (check-in in Kalmar)

If you can't get to the library, you can send books by mail to:


Linnaeus University
The University Library
SE-391 82 Kalmar


Linnaeus University
The University Library
SE-351 95 Växjö