The library has a reader-driven acquisition (or Patron Driven Aquisition) system, which means that we buy books based on readers' suggestions. We want the library to reflect the teaching and research conducted at the university. We buy one copy of books for research and additional reading, and the loan period is three weeks. You are welcome to submit suggestions for purchases to:
- E-book: Electronic book that is accessed via the library's website.
- Day loan: Printed copy that is borrowed and returned on the same day.
- Week loan: Printed copy that is loaned for up to seven days.
A great deal of literature is available in e-book format. The library's two biggest e-book platforms are:
The library has a wide range of up-to-date course literature and in our purchasing policies you can read more about how many of copies of materials we purchase. Week loan books are out on the shelves while books for day loan are in the day loan room on the 5th floor in the library. There is only one copy of the day loan books, and they cannot be reserved. Day loans are on a first come, first served basis, so the earlier you arrive, the better your chance of getting a book.
The library's reference material is always on the shelves; these are primarily books such as encyclopaedias, dictionaries, statistics and handbooks. Reference material is not available for loan.
The library's collections include the below government publications. All of these, apart from SFS and Publique handlingar, are available for three-week loan.
Riksdagstryck: All Riksdag (Parliamentary) minutes, motions and propositions, etc., 1867–2009/2010 (subsequently published electronically).
SOU (Statens Offentliga Utredningar): Swedish Government Official Reports, stored electronically on Statens offentliga utredningar website. The library has printed collections 1922–2010.
Ds (Departementsserien): An almost complete collection of Departementsserien up until 2006 (subsequently published electronically).
SFS (Svensk författningssamling): Swedish Statutes 1825–2009 (subsequently published electronically).
Extracts from all publique handlingar: 1718–1794.
We also have a collection of study resources which you will find on the outside of the day loan room, on the 5th floor in the library. The collection is a selection of the study resources used at the primary- and secondary school levels in Sweden. The library continuously buys study resources which are relevant to the university's teacher educations. The selection is primarily based on what is offered by the publishers of study resources, but also purchase suggestions. The collection is available for everyone.
Looking at how others have structured their essays is a good idea when you are going to write something yourself. The library does not collect essays as hard copies; instead we, and around twenty other higher education institutes, participate in DiVA (Digitalt Vetenskapligt Arkiv – Academic Archive Online), where student essays and research reports are published. Essays in DiVA and other, similar archives are also automatically collated in the national Uppsök search service
Swedish theses can be looked for in the national catalogue, LIBRIS, and the entire text may be found in digital archives such as DiVA. The library also subscribes to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, an international thesis database.
Links and more information can be found in our Search Guide.
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