The search box
Enter one or more words. You will be able to continue narrowing your search in the discovery tool EDS, where the majority of the library information resources can be found.
Filters in the search box
Articles: Articles from scholarly journals. Using the peer-review facet in the left menu you will limit to articles reviewed by experts in the field.
E-books and printed books: Online books in full text as well as print books. Please note that theses are not found using this filter.
Printed books: Make a request if the book is currently on loan or if you want to collect it at a different branch library.
E-journals: Enter words from the title of the journal to get to the list of e-journals.
Databases: Enter words from the database title or subject area to get to the list of List of databases. Use English terms. Databases often cover large areas and the search terms therefore need to be broad, for example Physics.
Additional search services
Chalmers Publications: In research.chalmers.se you will find information regarding research at Chalmers, projects, researchers and publications.
Student Theses: Theses by Chalmers students is found at studentarbeten.chalmers.se
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.