New student?

Welcome! Below you find some useful library information.

To avoid crowding we appreciate if you have done the following before you come to the library.

1. Student account

All students at Lund University receive a student account when they start. You use it to log in to a number of electronic services and resources.

Read more about student accounts on the university web site

2. LU card

The LU card is your library card and access card. On the LU card web site you will find information on where and when to get your card.

Read more on the LU card web site

3. Library account

To borrow books you need a library account. Go to the library catalogue LUBcat and Register a new account. Log in with your student account.

Register a library account

4. Find your books

Please find the books that you need in our library catalogue LUBcat before you come to the library. In LUBcat you can see where the book is placed. For example, if the location is "Ekonomihögskolans bibliotek" and the shelf is "Kursbok...", the book is placed in our course book collection. If we have no available copies you can put yourself in the queue.

Read more about searching for books and other material

How do I get help if I have reading difficulties?

If you have dyslexia, vision impairment or other reading difficulties you can contact the library for help with obtaining adapted course texts, such as talking books.

The library computers are equipped with support software. You can also install these on your own computer.

Where can I study?

In the library we have areas for both individual and group studies. We also have group rooms in various sizes. All group rooms contain a white board, and some have a tv screen. The group rooms cannot be booked.

Because of the Coronavirus outbreak, not all study seats are available. Remember to keep your distance to avoid the spread of infection.

Where do I find course litterature?

In the LUSEM Library, you can find course books within all of the school's subject areas. We have at least one reference copy and usually a number of books which you can borrow.

See where the course book is placed in the library catalogue LUBcat. Fetch the book on the shelf, and register the loan in our self service machine. If the book you want is already out on loan, you can queue for it. The loan period is two weeks.

Where do I find digital material, such as e-books, articles and databases?

LUBsearch is the joint entry point to our library resources. Here you find articles, journals, dissertations and books.

Our subject-specific databases are available at Databases A-Z and our e-journals and e-books are in ePublications.

Log in with your student account to access the resources.


We urge everyone with symptoms such as a runny nose, cough or fever to stay home.

If you are symptom free and choose to visit the library, please keep your social distance to both librarians and other patrons.

Last published: 2020-08-27