Borrow and return

The libraries at Lund University have common library conditions and library card. In our catalogue LUBcat you can search for litteratur and check your loans.

Borrow at LUSEM Library

If you are a student or employee at Lund University, the LU card is valid as a library card. Others get a library card at one of Lund University's libraries.

Use our library catalogue LUBcat to search for literature, both printed and electronic, and see where it is located. If the item is already out on loan, you can queue for it. You can choose from which of the University Libraries you want to retrieve it.

In LUBcat you can also check your loans. 

Return at LUSEM Library

You can collect and return books at any of the Lund Univeristy libraries. Books that are returned in book drops, are checked in the following working day. Course books that then are overdue, will generate an overdue fee (10 SEK per day).

At LUSEM Library there is a book drop box outside the library entrance door, where you can return books. If you are a student or employee at LUSEM, you can access it after library hours with your LU card. The University Library (UB) have a drop box outside, on the west side of the building, where you can return books around the clock.

You have an obligation to observe the length of the loan period and to return your borrowed items no later than the due date. We try to assist you in managing your loans and avoiding fines by sending you e-mail reminders and overdue notices. These are sent as a courtesy only, please note that you cannot rely on them. You are, regardless of the circumstances, responsible for all your borrowed materials being returned on time.

What happens if you return the material to late?

As a borrower, you are responsible for the borrowed item until it is registered as returned in our library system. If you go away or become ill, please arrange for someone else to return the item for you. It can also be sent by mail to us - you find our address here.

Course books that are overdue generate an overdue fee of 10 SEK per book per day. You can pay the overdue fee online through LUBcat or at the library that owns the book. 

If you cannot return the material, you must replace it. The easiest way to do this is to buy a new copy and give it to the library. If neither the book, nor a replacement copy, have been returned within a month, you will recieve an invoice to replace the book.

You are always welcome to contact us if you are having problems with your loans!

Contact LUSEM Library

Loan period

  • Course books - 14 days
  • Other books - 28 days
  • Journals - 14 days
  • Annual reports - 14 days

Automatic renewal if there is no reservation for the book:

  • Coursebooks have 5 automatic renewals.
  • Other books have 5 automatic renewals for students and 12 automatic renewals for researchers.

Contact LUSEM Library

LUSEM Library
Scheelevägen 15H, Alfa Torget (Alfa 6)
+46 46 222 94 45