students in the library

Self-service opening hours

During our self-service opening hours everyone with an Lnu swipe card (students and staff) is welcome to use the library premises outside our regular opening hours. You may search for literature as well as borrow and return books. The library will not be staffed during these hours.

Self-service opening hours during the semester

Kalmar and Växjö

Saturdays and Sundays 8 am – 12 noon


Monday – Thursday 8 pm – 10 pm

During the summer and holidays the self-service opening hours may vary. See all opening hours for the library.

This is how it works

Everyone with an Lnu swipe card (students and staff) may use the University Library at certain times outside our regular opening hours. Saturdays and Sundays you are welcome to use the library in Växjö and Kalmar from 8 am. Our regular staffed opening hours begin at noon. In order to enter the building during self-service opening hours you have to swipe your card in the card reader at the library entrance and enter your code.

Remember to swipe your card every time you enter the library during self-service opening hours. This is to ensure the safety of yourself and others but also to make sure that we collect the correct statistics of the number of visitors to the library when it is "closed". This is important for our evaluation of the need for self-service opening hours. Do not let in anyone else, regardless of whether they have their own swipe card or not! All visits will be logged.  

Kalmar Monday to Thursday

The University Library in Kalmar also offers self-service opening hours Monday to Thursday between 8 and 10 pm. At approximately 8 pm Securitas will arrive and if you want to remain at the University Library you must show your photo ID swipe card. If your swipe card does not have a photo, you may leave the premises and swipe your card and enter your code to reenter the library.

Swipe card

You order your card via the web.

But what if something goes wrong?

For minor problems
(no toilet paper, cannot find the book, etc.)
Please email us at We will handle the problem during our regular opening hours.

Are the self-service machines out of order?

Please wait and borrow the book another day.

Kalmar: leave the book in the return box at the back of the library, Stagneliusgatan.
Växjö: leave the book in the return box outside the library entrance.

To report a building emergency
Kalmar: Skötselbolaget, 076-632 28 99
Växjö: Videum's on-call emergency service, 0470-79 32 38

To contact security
Kalmar: 010-470 52 59
Växjö: 010-470 52 49

Welcome to  the University Library!