The library changes the search and loan system

The University Library is switching to a new search and loan system on 1 November. This will impact some of our services. The library will be open as normal. The search tool on the library's website will be available for searching and for accessing electronic resources.

The search and loan system used today is old and needs to be replaced. A new system provides, among other things, greater opportunities to search and find all types of materials in our collections: old, new, printed and electronic.


1–31 October

It will not be possible to request interlibrary loans. The order form on the library’s website and Libris Interlibrary Loans will be temporarily disabled.

7 October–1 November

  • Limitations to order from older/old catalogues at Carolina Rediviva.
  • No purchase of new resources. This applies to both printed and electronic resources. Purchase suggestion forms on the library’s website will be disabled.

28–31 October

  • The library’s self-service machines will be temporarily turned off. Loans will be handled manually at the information counter. At unstaffed libraries, email Ask the Library, the library’s digital help service.
  • Loans can be returned at the information counter at staffed libraries, or to return boxes at unstaffed libraries. Returned books will not be registered as returned until 1 November.
  • There will be a temporary stop in reservations and waiting lists for loans.
  • Requests from stacks will be temporarily on hold.

1 November

The new search and loan system goes live. There will be limitations at times during this day or for the entire day:

  • Lending will not be possible. Otherwise, the same as above applies.
  • Access to the search service on the website, including electronic material, can be impacted.


The library’s digital help service: Ask the Library

Regularly updated information is available at the library's website.

Katarina Hjortsäter,, is coordinating the introduction of the new search and book borrowing system.