Library card & borrowing regulations
Library card / KAU card for students
As a new student you don’t have to get a separate library card. When you obtain your KAU card, you can use that as a "library card". The PIN you chose for your KAU card is the same that you must use to borrow or reserve books. Contact information is automatically collected from "My Kau"
If you need to borrow before you have obtained your KAU card, you can turn to the Information desks in the library. You can get an account by showing a valid ID, and also your t-number if you are an exchange student. You will be asked to choose a 4-digit PIN code and remember to select the same PIN code as you chose when applying for the KAU card.
Change PIN code
If you have a Kau card you can change the PIN in the service stations at the Welcome Center, or by logging in to the Kau card portal. Go to the "Credentials" tab, click on "Active" and then on "Change PIN code". Please note it will take up to 30 minutes before the new code has been transferred to the library.
Library Card / KAU card for employees at Karlstad University
For employees the KAU card will work as a library card if you register with the library. For borrowing or reserving books please use the PIN code you chose for your KAU card.
If you already have a library card you do not need to register again. When you obtain a KAU card it will automatically work together with the KAU card PIN.
Library card – general public
The library’s collections are also open to members of the public who neither study nor work at Karlstad University. Valid photo ID has to be shown to obtain a library card.
A library card is individual and may not be used by someone else. You are personally responsible for your library card and the loans registered on the card.
When you borrow a book at the university library, you automatically agree to follow the loan rules.