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Loans and requests

Borrowing rules and policy

Loan period

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.

Extended summer loan period from 29 May

Library books borrowed between 29 May and 30 July will get the due date 21 August. Please note that this does not apply to dayloan items and items with holds. 

Library Rules and Regulations

Loans & Requests FAQ

Returning your loans

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.

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Media Plan

Linköping University Library’s Media Plan is permeated by a user perspective. The library’s mission is to provide LiU users access to information for learning and research purposes.

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Library collections and stacks

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