Obtaining library materials
As an off-campus student at Karlstad university, you can use library services without visiting the library.
Library card / KAU card
KAU cards can be used as library cards.
If you haven't applied for a KAU card and want to borrow books you need to get registered in the library system. Fill out the application form and choose a pin code. The pin is used if you need to request books and to log in to My loans.
N.B! If you later get a KAU card, you need to use that pin code instead.
Off campus students living outside Karlstad, but within the Nordic countries can get books sent home.
How to order
|SEARCH||Search the library catalog|
|ORDER BOOK||Available books are ordered using the form Beställningsformulär - Boklån (in swedish)|
|RESERVE BOOK||If the book is out on loan you request it yourself in the library catalog.|
|NOTICE OF RESERVED BOOK||When the book is available you will be sent a pick up notice by e-mail. Just answer it saying that you would like the book to be sent.|
Borrowing times and fees
The same loan rules and borrowing times apply for off campus students as for other students. The borrowing times are the same and includes the times it takes to mail the book. We have open borrowing times 14-60 days, but be aware that if books are reserved you may need to send it back within a few days to avoid overdue fees.
The borrower is responsible for getting the book back to the library on time. Books can be sent by post if you can not return them in person.
Databases and Articles
To search databases and print full text articles you need to login with you KAU ID to get access. Please use the library homepage as your starting point to get the correct links for databases and journals. The available resources can be found on the "Search" menu. There you will also find guides and manuals on searching. Using the searchbox "OneSearch" is also a good place to start.
If you need an article copy from a printed journal held by the library, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. A fee of 20 SEK per article will be charged to your library card.
Material not available at the library may be ordered as interlibrary loans.