Course text books

The Library has copies of the books on your required reading list both as standard loan items and as day loan items, called textbook reference copies.

Textbook reference copies

The spine of a textbook reference copy is marked with a red label with the text “REFKURS”. These items can be checked out on a day loan basis. Please note that if such an item is not returned within the day at the library where you borrowed it, you will be charged a 200 SEK fine.

As a LiU student, you borrow reference copies of textbooks with your LiU card at the self-check machine. LiU employees and external users with a library card must borrow textbook reference copies at the library enquiry desk. You are allowed to bring day loan items with you outside the library, but you have to return them before you leave campus for the day.

Below, you can find out about the location of textbook reference copies at each campus library.

Campus Norrköping Library

Reference copies of textbooks are grouped on the library’s shelves next to books of similar subject. For example, the shelf 300.72 has one section with textbook reference copies followed by another one with standard loan items. 

Medical Library

Reference copies of textbooks are grouped on the library’s shelves next to books of similar subject. For example, the shelf 617 has one section with textbook reference copies followed by another one with standard loan items. 

Valla Library

Reference copies of textbooks are placed on shelves in the book cabinets on the 3rd floor in Studenthuset. The book cabinets are open when the library enquiry desk is open.

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  • Text books shall be available at each campus library corresponding in accordance with course's location.
  • For each mandatory textbook title there should be one textbook reference copy and at least one copy for check out in a current print edition.
  • If possible, the library will also provide an electronic version.
  • Additional resources for further reading, related to courses may be provided. This literature is purchased through the library's Acquisitions team, in consultation with students and course coordinators.

We welcome purchase suggestions and encourage course coordinators to always forward current reading lists to the library. Open Access publications and e-books are especially suitable for course literature as they can be available across campuses and accessible to many readers simultaneously.

Please send reading lists for courses to: biblioteket@liu.se

Effective  2006, revised in May 2018

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