Information about Karlstad University Library and the coronavirus
On this page, we will gather up-to-date information on what applies to the library services during the outbreak of covid-19 (the coronavirus).
You can find the latest recommendations for students and staff at Kau here:
Only visit the library if you feel completely healthy.
Library opening hours
Wednesday, March 18 and until further notice:
The library is open 12-14 Monday - Friday.
At other times the library is closed, this also applies to the Reading Room.
The information desk on level 3 is closed until further notice.
This means that the library is not available as a study site, but only for the collection of literature and other loan matters.
You can return books even when the library is closed. This is done in the box that stands at the library entrance on level 2.
Having trouble returning books or other issues related to your loans?
You can log in to My Loans to see your return date and renew existing loans. If the book cannot be renewed, and you do not have the opportunity to go to the library - contact us and we will try to find a solution.
Do you need to print, scan or copy?
We are happy to help you during our opening hours 12-2pm Monday-Friday.
You can use the Copyshop as long as the university building is open.
Contact the print shop with questions, they are open 9-15.00 Monday-Friday. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tutorial via Zoom
You have the opportunity to book a librarian or writing tutor for tutoring via Zoom.
If you already have a booked tutorial or other meeting with a writing tutor or librarian, your tutorial will be done remotely or postponed. Contact the person concerned for more information.
If you have a pre-booked teaching or workshop at the library, these meetings may be cancelled or run remotely, you will then be given information about this.
You will find a lot of information about searching and reviewing information, writing references and writing academic texts on our web. You can also get tips on valuable subject resources in our Subject guides.
Longer waiting times
You may have to wait longer to get books that you ordered and need in your studies or work. Please contact us if you have any questions about this.
Many libraries in Sweden and the rest of the world have closed or have reduced opening hours during a period. This will also affect our service to you.
Contact the University Library Karlstad:
Phone: 054 - 700 10 92
Chat: accessed from the library's homepage