Loans and services
Everyone is welcome to borrow books from our collections. Course literature at Södertörn University, however, can only be borrowed by students and staff at Södertörn University and Karolinska Institutet (KI).
Students and staff at Södertörn University (Sh) can use their Sh-card (Sh-kort) as a library card, entry card and for copying and printing. As a library card the Sh-card can be used for other services such as borrowing books, renewing books, reserving books, for ordering interlibrary loans and for accessing the library's digital resources externally (for students and staff at Södertörn University).
- Course literature: (yellow label on the spine of the book) 7 day loan
- Day loan: (black label on the spine of the book) to be returned before the libary closes on the same day
- Other literature: (green label on the spine of the book) 3 week loan
The Sh-card can be collected from Reception in Moas Båge (at the university's Flemingsberg campus). Students and staff at Karolinska Institutet (KI) can use their KI-card as a library card at the Södertörn University Library.
All other borrowers will need to apply for a library card at the lnformation desk (infodisken) in the library and must be able to show valid identification. You will find more information on the loan regulations page. More information on books can be found on the resources page.
The library search tool SöderScholar
In the university's library search tool, SöderScholar, you can search through our books, e-books, print- and e-journals and more. You can search in SöderScholar from a majority of the pages on the library website by using the search box towards the top-left of the page.
Renew a book
You can easily renew yourself: Log in to renew your loans.
How can I renew a book?
You can renew your loans via the library website. You can also contact the Information desk in the library by telephone, e-mail or via the chat-function on the library website.
How can I return a book?
You return the books in the check in machine at the Information desk in the library. You can also put the books in the book-drop outside the entrance to the library building, if the library is closed. Staff in the library will return the books the next weekday.
If the book you would like to borrow is already on loan you can reserve and be placed in the queue for it. To reserve a book in SöderScholar, first find the book you would like to borrow, click "Request this book" and then fill in the form shown. When the book you have reserved is ready for collection you will be sent a confirmation e-mail.
You can also reserve MP3-players via SöderScholar.
REMEMBER: It is not possible to reserve a course book in SöderScholar if it is listed as "Available".
Laptops for loan
The library has laptop computers available for day loan, Monday to Friday. These computers have Microsoft Office installed on them and they can connect to the university network and the internet, meaning you can access the university printer system.