Use the search box to search the library's information resources. To limit your search to journals, articles etc., press Filter, select one of the options and enter your search terms.
Articles: Your search is limited to articles from journals. From your search results you can further drill down the results by using the facets in the left menu such as peer-review and online availability.
E-books and printed books: This option retrieves e-books and printed books only.
Printed books: Limits your results to printed books. From the search results you can filter your search to include books available at either one of our three libraries.
Journals: Use this option if you are looking for a specific journal. The majority of our journals are available online. You can narrow your search results by using the facets in the left menu.
If you prefer to search for journal titles in an alphabetically sorted list, please use the Journals A-Z.
Don’t know the complete journal title? See our guide on how to search with abbreviated titles.
Databases: Enter words from the database title or subject area. Use English terms. Please note that databases often cover large areas and the search terms therefore need to be broad, for example Physics.
In the Database search you may browse by name, subject areas or type of content.
Chalmers publications: Use this filter to locate dissertations or articles written by researchers at Chalmers. Your search will be forwarded to research.chalmers.se.
Studentarbeten.chalmers.se: Choose this filter to search for Chalmers student theses.
Need more help? Go to search services to find search tips and additional links.
Remember to ask us when you have a question. You're also welcome to visit the reference desk at the library, call or book a librarian.
Q&A about requesting material
What can I request?
You can request books and articles within Chalmers subject areas that are not currently available in our collection.
Book requests: Please let us know if you prefer an e-book or a printed book. We will do our best to meet your wishes.
Before you request a book, check if you can find it at Chalmers Library. Please note that we do not make inter library loans for books that are checked out or for which there is a queue. Instead, you can make a reservation for the book.
How and when do I receive requested material?
Articles are most often delivered within a few days, but can take longer in certain cases.
Faculty and staff affiliated with Chalmers receive the article by e-mail when possible, otherwise by internal mail.
Faculty and staff affiliated with Gothenburg University, and located to Chalmers receive the article by internal mail or by surface mail.
Students get a message when the article has arrived and is ready for pick up at the library. We are not able to send articles by e-mail to students.
Companies and private individuals receive the article by surface mail.
Books are usually available within 1-3 weeks. You will receive an e-mail when the book has arrived and is ready for pick up.
E-books are most often available within a day or two after purchase, but may take longer. You will receive an e-mail when you can access the e-book.
Are there any fees involved?
Most requests are free of charge. Please see prices.
How long can I keep an inter library loan?
The loan period is subject to the policies of the lending institution. A few days before the book is due, you will receive a reminder via e-mail. Please contact us if you wish to renew your inter library loan since you cannot renew it yourself.
Can I leave a purchase suggestion?
The library welcomes purchase suggestions for books within Chalmers subject areas. When receiving a request for a book, the library decides weather to borrow the book from another library or add it to our collections.