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Loan period and book returns

Loan periods

  • The standard loan period for books is 21 days, but if there is a reservation on the item when you borrow it, the loan period is reduced to 7 days.
  • When the loan period expires, the loan is renewed automatically for another period unless there is a reservation on the item.
  • Reference copies of textbooks can be checked out on a day loan basis only. 

Book returns

  • You can return a standard loan item at any LiU library in Linköping or Norrköping regardless of where you borrowed it; use the self-return machine. Library books can also be placed in the book drop outside the library entrance.
  • If you need to return a book by mail, use the following address:

Linköpings universitetsbibliotek
581 83 Linköping

  • Reference copies of textbooks (day loan items) must be returned at the library where you borrowed them.

Library services in distance education

As a LiU student in distance education you have access to e-books and articles and can have printed books sent to your home address.

More about Library services in distance education

Borrowing rules and policy

Library collections and stacks

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