In order to borrow books and request items, you will need a library account. You can apply for a library account under My profile at Studentportalen (external link).
Home delivery of books
As a distance student at the University of Skövde, you can borrow books from the University library, with the exception of course literature and reference books, and have them delivered at home free of charge. Through the University library, you can also borrow books using interlibrary loans from other libraries, with the exception of course literature and reference books. You must, however, pay the return postage when returning the books.
The library posts books within Sweden. As a distance student living in or close to Skövde, you are expected to visit the University library to collect or return material.
To order books from the library, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To return your books, please use the following address: Högskolebiblioteket i Skövde, Box 408, 541 28 Skövde.
Home delivery of articles
You can order scientific articles that the library does not have in its collections and have home delivery. The library charge is SEK 40:-. Articles are always sent in paper form and do not need to be returned.
The library sends articles within Sweden. As a distance student living in or close to Skövde, you are expected to visit the University library to collect or return material.
To order an article, please fill in the article request form.
Digital journals and articles
E-resources such as digital articles and journals can be found in the University’s databases. If you are not within the University’s network, log in with your username and password. If problems occur when logging in to e-resources, you can find information on the web page Aceessing library resources.
Distance students can be given online tutoring concerning information literacy, for example, information retrieval and academic writing such as writing references. To book online tutoring in information retrieval, please fill in the form for Book a librarian.
To book online tutoring in academic writing, please e-mail the Study Support Centre.