Library Materials

Materials available at the University Library 

You can search for books, articles, journals, databases, etc., provided by the University Library on the University Library's website.

You can find all of the University Library's journals in our discovery service, OneSearch. Most of our e-journals are also available in BrowZine, where you can collect your favourite journals in your own bookshelf, save articles, and set up alerts. 

Course literature is always purchased by the University Library as e-books when possible; otherwise, in a few printed copies, one of which is a reference copy. Information about course literature is obtained from reading lists in Kursinfo/Ladok. Swedish titles are rarely available as e-books for academic libraries. 

Linking to e-resources 

If you want to link to the University Library's e-books or other e-resources, for example in a course room or in a reading list, you need to know the following: 

For a link to any of our e-resources to work outside campus, it needs to go through LNU's proxy server, which it automatically does if you link to OneSearch or our database list. If you link directly to the article/book/database instead, you need to add the proxy server's web address immediately before the direct link. 

Materials not available at the University Library

"Get it now" is a service for direct delivery of articles in PDF format. It is available to university staff and includes a large number of articles from journals that the library does not subscribe to but can provide access to in this way. The service is integrated into OneSearch and can be accessed by activating "Include materials outside the library’s collections" under the heading "Tweak my results". 

To access other materials not available at UB, you can request an interlibrary loan or suggest a purchase to the library. Interlibrary loans are free of charge for staff. If it concerns the purchase of mandatory course literature, please specify in the comment field of the form: the course code, on which campus the course is given, and whether it’s a distance course. 

Requests from the department for a new journal subscription or database should be sent to