How to borrow
Delay fees and renewable loans
As one of the coronavirus adjustments, overdue fines on all late return were cancelled in march 2020. This was done to prevent that disease carriers or those in quarantine would need to visit the libraries for the returning of books. On 15 September, overdue fines will again be generated.
Loans will also be renewable five times instead of eleven, as they have been for a shorter period of time.
You use your LU card when borrowing an item at Lund University libraries. When you have obtained the card in one of the LU card stations, you need to agree to the lending conditions at Lund University and log in once in the library catalogue LUBcat with your student or LUCAT account. You activate your card by choosing a category and home library.
- Log in to LUBcat
- Lending conditions for Lund University Libraries
- Homepage of the LU-card
- Information about your student account at Lund University's webpage
People not affiliated to Lund University can register an external person’s account by visiting the helpdesk in one of our libraries.
Loan periods on course books are 14 days. The delay fee is SEK 10 per book and day. However, if no one queues for the book the loan is automatically renewed five times. An e-mail will be sent informing you to return the book if it is requested by someone else.
Loan periods on all other books are 4 weeks. However, if no one queues for the book the loan is automatically renewed five times. An e-mail will be sent informing you to return the book if it is requested by someone else.
You can return your books at any Lund University library. You can also have your requested books sent to any of our specific libraries for pick up.
Join a waiting list
If someone else has already borrowed the book you are looking for, you can join a waiting list by clicking the button "Queue for all items" in LUBcat. This will also tell you how many people are on the waiting list for that book. You will be notified via e-mail when the book is returned to the library.
Check your borrowed books
You have automatic access to e-books from any computer at campus. Elsewhere, you gain access by logging in with either your student account or your LUCAT-identity.
You can request a book you are unable to find at any of the libraries within Lund University as an interlibrary loan. You are also welcome to submit it as a purchase suggestion.