Search, borrow, and order
At Campus Helsingborg Library, you can borrow and read literature and access other resources within the subjects offered at Campus Helsingborg. Here, you will find information on how and what you can borrow from us. Please get in touch if you can't find what you're looking for!
Search for what you're looking for
LUBcat contains information on printed material such as books, journals and reports, but also e-books. Here you can also see which library at Lund University holds the material and whether it is available for loan. You can request material from one library within Lund University and pick it up at another.
LUBsearch is the shared access point for both electronic and printed material at Lund University. Large parts of the electronic material are available in full text and a student or LU account allows you to access this from wherever you are.
If you know within which subject you are searching for information, try taking a search route via our subject guides. If you are interested in finding material of a particular type, such as books, daily newspapers or doctoral theses, you can choose to search by material type.
Before you can start borrowing, you need a library card and a library account. As a student, you first need to obtain an LU card, which serves as your library card. Then, you create a library account by registering in the library catalog, LUBcat.
Other users, please visit the library desk. Remember to bring valid photo identification.
In order to borrow books, it's necessary for you to have a library account in LUBcat.Once you're logged into your library account, you can track the books you've borrowed along with their return dates. You can also place holds on borrowed books and request books from other LU libraries. While waiting for a book, you can see your position in the queue. Additionally, if you accidentally accrue overdue fees, you have there's also an option to settle them.
You need a library card to borrow books from the Campus Helsingborg Library. Students and staff use their LU card as library card. Other users receive a library card at the circulation desk. The library card is valid in all the Lund University libraries.
Getting a library card
Students and staff: Pick up your LU card at a card station.
Other users, not affiliated with Lund university: Go to any of the libraries at Lund university to pick up a library card. Bring a valid photo ID.
Remember your PIN code; you'll need it when borrowing from the self-service machine!
The Campus Helsingborg Library is part of the network of libraries at Lund University. For loans, we apply our common lending conditions.
When the book is listed in LUBcat as being at "Campus Helsingborg" under the section "Available on shelf", you can pick it up yourself.
Most books are classified by author surname. Exceptions are books with an editor or books with more than three authors, which are placed on the shelf according to title.
You borrow your books in our self-service machine.
You can only return books during library opening hours. You can return your books in the book drop when the library is closed. Books, returned in book drops, are checked in the following working day. Course books that are overdue then will generate an overdue fee.
Books which were borrowed from a library within Lund University can be returned at any of the University’s libraries.
Loan period 14 days, with automatic renewal, if there is no reservation for the book. Course books can be renewed maximum 5 times. Also applies to older editions.
Loan period is 28 days at a time, with automatic renewals if there are no holds. The maximum number of automatic renewals is 5 for students and the general public, and 12 for researchers/teachers. A notification will be sent to your email when the book is due.
The conditions for e-book loans vary and are governed by the publishing house that produced the book.
Check the return date in LUBcat
Books borrowed from different libraries at the University may have different loan periods. Check the return date under Your summary in the library catalogue LUBcat.
All the books you borrow from us are automatically renewed up to five times, as long as there is no waiting list for them. You can also manually renew these loans ahead of time through your account in LUBcat. Please note that by doing this, you'll use one of your allowed renewals.
Should you wish to extend your borrowing period beyond the maximum limit, kindly bring the book to the library.
The Campus Helsingborg Library charges a late fee of SEK 10/book and day for course books returned after the loan has expired. This applies to all borrowers.
- The late fee is applied as of the day after the stated return date. No fee is generated during days when the library is closed, or during weekends.
- Books, returned in book drops, are checked in the following working day. Course books that are overdue then will generate an overdue fee.
- The late fee is capped at SEK 280 per book.
- If you have SEK 100 or more in unpaid late fees, you are automatically denied any new loans and renewals at all libraries within Lund University. The debt must be paid in full before you can start borrowing books again.
Paying your fees
If you have outstanding fees on your account you can pay online. Log into your LUBcat account and click on your charges, just below the overview of your fees there is a payment button. You may also pay your fees at the Circulation desk during hours when the library is open
If the book has not been returned 28 days after the return date in spite of two reminder notices, an invoice is generated. The replacement cost is 600 SEK per lost item.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us!
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Request books that are not in our collection
In most cases, you can request books from any library within Lund University. When a book is available for ordering, there will be a button in LUBcat labeled Request this item. The transportation time usually ranges from two to three working days.
Requesting interlibrary loans
If you are a student or employee at Campus Helsingborg and need materials for your studies or research that are not available in any of Lund University's libraries, you can request the material through interlibrary loan with us.
Search first in the library catalogue LUBcat, or in LUBsearch for articles. You can find some articles that have been published in printed journals via the Lubito service.
Some older Swedish literature (printed before 1957) may not be listed in LUBcat. This type of material can be requested via the University Library (UB).
Requesting directly through Libris
If you find a book you are looking for in Libris, you can request it directly via Libris.
Before making your first request, you need to create an account, se below.
Library card (lånekort), a field in the registration form, is the last 10 digits of your LU card number.
If you can't find the book in Libris
If the material you want to request is not listed in Libris, you can use the request form below:
How much does it cost?
- Borrowing books from libraries within the Nordic area is free of charge for students and researchers
- Borrowing from libraries outside the Nordic area: SEK 150/book for students, free of charge for researchers
- Articles: SEK 80/article (1–25 pages) for students, free of charge for researchers (delivered as copies)
How long does it take?
How long it takes to receive a requested book or article depends on availability and the home library of the requested book or article. Articles tend to arrive faster than books, and you should expect to wait at least a week for a book. We notify you via email when the requested material has arrived. It can be picked up at the information desk. If you have any questions, please contact us!
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If there are materials you'd like to see added to the library's collections, submit a purchase request and we will look into acquiring it. Please provide your suggestions using the form below. The book or journal you suggest may be purchased in electronic format; please indicate your preference. The time it takes to acquire a recommended book depends on availability and the supplier.