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 liaison librarians, in consultation with students and     course coordinators.

Purchase suggestions

We welcome purchase suggestions and encourage course coordinator to always forward current reading lists to the respective liaison librarian. 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. 

Textbook reference copies

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. The spine of these copies are marked with red labels “REFKURS”. If such a loan is not returned within the day you will be charged a 200 SEK fine.

Campus Norrköping Library

On Campus Norrköping reference textbooks are placed on the shelves with the regular library books, within each subject area and first in order after the ordinary reference books. You can read the books in the library or check them out as long as they are returned when the library closes.

Medical library

At the Medical Library the course reference books are located on the shelves with the rest of the library books. You can use them in the library, or, after consulting the library staff, in the silent reading room on floor 9 or in Clinicum.

Valla Library

Textbook reference copies are placed by the information desk (3rd floor i Studethuset). You have to check them out and can read them in the library or take them elsewhere within the time limit.

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