Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 21 October 2020)
(Last updated: 31 August) On this page we will gather current information about the library services during COVID-19. The information on this page is updated continuously.
All our libraries are now open with regular opening hours. Our current opening hours are posted at our home page and at the bottom of this page.
It is possible to study at the library. The study areas are open but the chairs and tables in the library are further apart than normally. Please take into consideration that the group study rooms often are quite small and might not have room for several persons while maintaining social distancing.
Only visit the library if you feel healthy.
It is now possible to request books that are checked out. You can get an overview of your loans through My Account.
It is possible to book resource rooms. Please contact the library for help with adapted course literature or computer software for reading difficulties. We offer assistance and appointments remotely.
As a student or employee, you can access the library's electronic resources outside the university network. Read about how to connect to the resources:
Some publishers offer extended access to databases, e-books, journals and education material. The list of resources is updated continuously.
Many of our workshops and lectures are now online via Zoom. Find information about upcoming events at the library, or read more about our different workshops and lectures:
The Academic Resource Center offer remote drop-in sessions this semester. Read more:
Use our booking form to schedule a tutoring appointment and get help regarding information searching, academic writing and referencing, among other things. The tutoring will be held remotely.
As a teacher, you are welcome to book the library in your teaching. We offer education in for example information searching and study skills. By agreement, instruction can be held either remotely via Zoom or at the university.
Researchers and employees at Umeå University can use the form Book professional training and researcher consultations for specialist help in areas such as scholarly publishing, open access, DiVA and research data. We will adapt the service to your needs as far as possible.
As usual, the library is also available for support via email.
If you have any questions or other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.