New Borrowing Regulations from 31 March 2017


On 31 March 2017 the borrowing rules at the library changes. There will be shorter loan periods, automatically renewals and overdue fines.

To put it briefly: The change in borrowing rules means fixed loan periods (with automatic renewals) and overdue fines. In addition, shortened loan period for course books, compared to what it has been in recent years. The changes are made in order to allow more borrowers to be able to borrow course books when they are relevant to them.

The new loan periods are as follows:

  • Course books – 7 days.
  • Other books – 21 days.

When the loan period is coming to an end, the loan will be automatically renewed, unless someone else has made a reservation of the book. If the book is reserved by someone else you will get a reminder that it is time to return the book. In practice this means that you will be able to borrow a book for a longer time than the fixed loan period, without you having to do anything.

Moreover overdue fines are introduced, also as a way allow more borrowers to be able to borrow course books when they are relevant to them. Overdue fines will help to encourage all borrowers to return theirloans in time, so that the persons who reserved the books will be able to borrow them as soon as possible.

The overdue fines are 10 SEK per book and day.

Finally, changes are also made for the time that a reserved book is available for pick up. A reserved book will be available for pick up for three days at the library. After three days the book will be passed on to the next person in the reservation queue.

The new borrowing rules can be read in their entirety here.

If you have questions about the new borrowing rules, contact Library Director Svante Kristensson or Tove Lekselius.

Text & photo: Katharina Nordling