Student reading an e-book from Linnaeus University Library


At the University Library you can find relevant books , both printed and e-books.

You can find the University Library's books (printed and e-books) in OneSearch. Choose Books as material type if you only want books as search result.

Printed books

You can see in OneSearch if the book is available in Växjö and/or Kalmar, on which shelf and if it's on loan or not. A map helps you find the book. More information about Borrowing and ordering.

If the book you need is not in OneSearch, you can search in Libris, which is a common catalog for libraries in Sweden. There, you can leave a request directly from a title for us to borrow or purchase the book. More information about Interlibrary loans and purchase suggestions.


The University Library buys e-books from several different suppliers. Loan periods and printing regulations may vary from one e-book to another, depending on the supplier.

All our e-books are available for online reading and many can be downloaded to your own computer, tablet or smartphone for limited periods of time. Most titles can be read by an unlimited number of users but some may only be read by one or three users at a time.


The loan period available for download may vary. You can see the loan periods by the respective titles.

In order to read a downloaded book you need the program Adobe Digital Editions for computers or Aldiko or Bluefire reader for smartphones or tablets.

Some vendors, such as Ebook Central or Ebsco, requires you to create an account at the vendor to be able to download books. This is free of charge. The account is also needed if you wish to add bookmarks or add comments when reading online.


Printing pages or saving them as pdf may be limited to a certain number of pages or a percentage of the book. You can see the limitations by the respective titles.