Course text books

The library provides the books you need for your courses as either copies available for check out or as textbook reference copies which can be used in the library or the close proximity. 

Text book policy

Effective 2006, revised in May 2018

• 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

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As a LiU-student you have access to textbook reference copies. These can be checked out on short term and must be returned the same day you borrow them. The spine of these copies are marked with red labels “REFKURS”. If such a loan is not returned within the day at the library where you borrowed it, you will be charged a 200 SEK fine.

Campus Norrköping Library

At Campus Norrköping Library, reference copies of textbooks are placed on the shelves with the regular library books, within each subject area and first in order after the ordinary reference books.

As a LiU student, you borrow reference copies of textbooks with your LiU card in the self-check machine. LiU employees and users with a library card, borrow at the enquiry desk.

Reference copies may be brought outside the library, and you are allowed to keep the books after the library has closed for the evening if you return them in the book drop by the library entrance.

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Medical Library

At Medical Library, the reference copies of textbooks are placed on shelves by the general library collection. LiU students borrow them at the library’s self-check machine, LiU employees and other users at the library enquiry desk.

Reference copies may be brought outside the library, and you are allowed to keep the books after the library has closed for the evening if you return them in the book drop by the library entrance.

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Valla Library

At Valla Library, textbook reference copies are placed on shelves in the book cabinets by the enquiry desk (3rd floor i Studenthuset). As a LiU student, use your LiU card to check out textbook reference copies. LiU employees and users with a library card can borrow them at the library enquiry desk.

You are allowed to use textbook reference copies in Studenthuset or at another place on campus. You have to return a them before Studenthuset closes for the evening.

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