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Published: 7 August 2020

Here you can read about how to create a library account, borrow books and gain access to e-books and databases.

Library Account

You need a library account to borrow physical books and order interlibrary loans and articles. You create this by logging in to My LTU and click on your name, "my account" and then the tab Library account. Accept the terms of use and the click on Create.
If you don't have a LTU card with PIN code, please choos "Forgot your password?" the first time you try to log in to you library account.

E-books and databases

You can search e-books in the Library Search Tool in the tab Books and e-books.
To access an e-book, use your LTU user.
You can search for articles in the tab Articles. To read the articles in full text, you usually need to log in with your LTU user.
You don't need a library account to access e-books and databases.

To borrow

You search for books in the Library Search Tool. If the book is available, pick it up on the shelf and borrow in our loan machine. If the book is on loan, you can reserve it by clicking Request.
The loan period is 14 days for course literature and 28 days for other books. You can extend the loan period if no one else is waiting for the book.

Course literature

The library has copies for loan, with a 14-day loan period.

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