Library card and lending rules

The library is primarily open for students and staff at the University of Skövde, however it is also open for the public. In order to borrow books and request interlibrary loans you need a library card.

Library card

Everyone from the age of 16 can register as a user and get a library card, please go to the information desk and bring a photo-id. You commit to the lending rules when applying for the card and you are responsible for the loans made with your library card. You are also responsible for having address and personal data updated in our records.

If you lose your library card it is important to report it to the library staff as soon as possible so the card can be cancelled to prevent unauthorized use. There is a replacement cost of 10 SEK for a new card.

One library card is enough

If you already have a library card in one of the following municipalities we can register it at the University Library as well. Remember to bring a photo-id. You can also register your new library card at one of these libraries. You always return borrowed books to the same library from where you have borrowed them.

It applies to the following municipalities: Falköping, Grästorp, Gullspång, Götene, Hjo, Karlsborg, Mariestad, Skara, Tibro, Tidaholm and Töreboda.

Lending rules

Books not returned on time will be demanded. We primarily send the demand to the e-mail address you have stated. If you don't have an e-mail the demand is sent by regular mail.

When material has not been returned after repeated reminders, the user will be prohibited from borrowing further material until all books are returned.

For damaged or lost books the user will be charged a replacement cost plus an administrative charge of 200 SEK.



Loan period

The loan period is normally 28 days.


  • Books in a reservation queue: 14 days
  • Course literature, fiction: 7 days
  • CDs: 7 days


You can renew a loan, if the book is not requested by another borrower. Renewals are made by logging on to your library account "Mig & Mitt" or by contacting the information desk.

You can get a PIN/password at the information desk or by "Mig & Mitt".

Library opening hours

Monday-Thursday 08.00-20.00
Friday 08.00-17.00
Saturday 10.00-16.00
Detailed information, irregular opening hours 


Phone: +46-(0)500-448060
Visiting address: Högskolevägen 4

Högskolebiblioteket i Skövde
Box 408
SE-541 28 Skövde