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Library Card

The public can acquire a library card at Chalmers Library. You can use the card at the Main Library, the Architecture Library and at Kuggen. To get a library card, visit one of our libraries. Please bring personal identification. 

For more information, please see our user agreements

Borrow and Renewal

To borrow printed books you need to bring your library card. You have a guaranteed loan period of 14 days, but can keep an item for up to 90 days if nobody else reserves the book. If another patron reserves the book after 14 days you will receive an email asking you to return it as soon as possible.

You can return the book to any of our three libraries. After hours you can use our book returns at the Main Library and Architecture Library entrances. The Lindholmen Library also has a book return at the entrance (key card to the Patricia building is required). 

You can renew your loans twice à 30 days via your library account. For additional renewals, please bring the books and visit any of our information desks.

Use the library catalogue to reserve books. You will be notified by email when the book is ready for pickup. The book will remain on the pickup shelf for a week. 

Interlibrary loans can be picked up at the information desk. 

E-book user agreements vary depending on supplier.

Students and employees can

  • Borrow books.
  • Book group study rooms.
  • Access e-resources off-campus via Chalmers VPN (Virtual Private Network) or login with your Chalmers ID (CID).
  • Borrow lockers, whiteboard pens, ear phones, scanners, usb memory sticks etc. 
  • Use the library's computers, login with your Chalmers ID (CID).

When you graduate or terminate your employment at Chalmers you will no longer have off-campus access to the e-resources. 

Non-Chalmers affiliated patrons 

You are welcome to borrow books and to make photocopies from our print journals. Please visit the library to receive a Library Card.

With the card you may also login to the public computers at any of Chalmers three libraries and from these use most of the e-resources for non-commercial purposes. Only Chalmers affiliated patrons can access the wireless network. 

Please note, that only Chalmers affiliated patrons have access to the printers and can book group study rooms. Public patrons and/or students at University of Gothenburg do not have off-campus access to e-resources.

If we do not have what you are looking for

We continue to expand the library’s resources within the field of science and Areas of Advance at Chalmers. You can help us by making a book purchase suggestion or an interlibrary loan request

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