Study in the library

We welcome LiU students and researchers to use the Library as a place for study. We can offer many resources that can help you in your work. Students from other universities and members of the public are also welcome to use our facilities.

Study spaces

At the libraries on our campuses there are individual study places and spaces for groups of students to study. There are quiet reading rooms when you want to sit in a noise-free environment. There are also group study rooms which LiU students can book via the University’s booking system.

The option to use library facilities outside of regular opening hours on a self-service basis is available to LiU students and employees. Read more about self-service hours

Computer workstations

All our libraries have computers that you can log on to using your LiU-ID. There are also a few computers with smart card sign-in, possible to use for individuals without a LiU-ID. Users with a library card can borrow a smart card at the library enquiry desk.

Course literature

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. These items can be checked out on a day loan basis. Use your LiU card or library card to borrow day loan items at a check-out station and return them in the self-return machine before you leave campus for the day.

Beside textbooks, the Library has a vast collection of print and electronic resources that is available to you during your studies.


DigiMaker is the library’s combined Digital Lab and Makerspace with facilities at all three campus libraries in Linköping and Norrköping. DigiMaker offers introductions and workshops on various themes, for example 3D-printing and CAD, producing videos and podcasts, and digital tools and methods. In DigiMaker, you can also explore the world with virtual reality (VR), create prototypes, and use sewing machines and other equipment.

DigiMaker’s target groups are undergraduate and PhD students as well as researchers at LiU.


During daytime, librarians are on hand to guide you through the information seeking process, answer your questions about loans and requests, and the Library’s resources and services. Come and talk to us at the enquiry desk or contact us online via email or live chat.

Can I use the Library if I am not a student or employee at LiU?

You do not need to be affiliated with Linköping University to use the Library. You are very welcome to use our facilities as a place for study.

You can obtain a library card to borrow books and other library items. With a library card, you can also borrow a smart card for accessing library computers. As a walk-in user, you can access e-resources such as e-books, e-journals and databases. 

If you need to go online with your own devices, you can access the LiU-guest network in some facilities. An even better option is usually the eduroam wireless network, which is often available to you if you are a student at a school or an institution of higher education. 

As a student at a higher education institution in Sweden, you are welcome to use our interlibrary loan service and submit purchase suggestions of material for educational and research purposes.

Explore library study spaces

Images from library facilities on campus

Four students in a group activity room.
Thor Balkhed

Group study rooms

Group study rooms at the library and other places on campus can be booked by LiU students via the University’s booking system. More information about study rooms is available at Liunet Student – the intranet for LiU students. 

The picture was taken at Campus Norrköping Library.

Two students in a reading room, with a city street seen through the windows.
Thor Balkhed

Reading rooms

Our facilities can accommodate different study styles. There are quiet reading rooms you can use if you want to study in quiet surroundings, for example this one at Campus Norrköping Library.

Magnus Johansson

Reading rooms in Studenthuset

Studenthuset is the primary meeting place at Campus Valla in Linköping and offers a wide selection of different study spaces. There are two quiet reading rooms on the fourth floor in Studenthuset.

Four floors in a large building. At every floor, there are people sitting reading and using computers.
Magnus Johansson

Study places in Studenthuset

The open study spaces in Studenthuset are very popular among students. There is a wide selection of different study places to choose from: individual seats, group study spaces, sofas and armchairs.

John Karlsson

Quiet zones at Medical Library

Medical Library at University Hospital Campus in Linköping is divided into different zones for different study styles. The most interior part of the library is the quiet area where you will also find a quiet reading room.

People studying in the Library.
The Library is an important place for study.

Study places at Medical Library

Medical Library is a very popular place to study among students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The library has many different types of study places to choose from.

Anna Nilsen

Ask us at the enquiry desk

If you have any questions about finding scholarly articles, using databases, library loans and requests or other things related to the library, you are welcome to ask us at the enquiry desk. 

The picture was taken at Medical Library.

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