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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 26 February 2021)

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Information about the library during COVID-19

(Last updated: 19 January) On this page we will gather current information about the library services during COVID-19. The information on this page is updated continuously.

Avoid visiting the university unless it is necessary, and absolutely refrain if you have the slightest symptoms of disease.

Visiting the library

The library has limited opening hours until 28 March 2021. Current opening hours are posted at our home page and at the bottom of this page.

The library is now only open for book loans and returns as well as printing and copying. It is no longer possible to study at the library and all group study rooms and study areas are closed.

University COVID-measures until the end of spring semester 2021
University COVID-measures until the end of spring semester 2021

The measures now apply until the end of the 2021 spring semester. Read what this means for you as a student.

Contact the library
Contact the library

Welcome with all kinds of questions related to the library.

Loans and requests

It is still possible to request books that are checked out. You can get an overview of your loans through My Account.

Support for reading and writing

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.

Support for reading and writing

Electronic library resources 

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:

Off-campus access

Log in to get access to our articles, databases and journals. Online newspapers are also available through the library.

Extra access to e-resources

Some publishers offer extended access to databases, e-books, journals and education material. The list of resources is updated continuously.

Extra access due to COVID-19

Workshops and lectures

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: 

Workshops and lectures 

Library instructions and tutoring

The Academic Resource Center offer remote drop-in sessions. Read more:

Academic Resource Center - drop-in and lectures

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. Instruction is held remotely via Zoom.

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. 

Posting ceremonies

All posting ceremonies at the University Library are cancelled until further notice and it is not possible to make bookings for future ceremonies. Doctoral theses must, as usual, be posted in DiVA at least three weeks before the public defence.

Contact us 

If you have any questions or other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact the library
Contact the library

Welcome with all kinds of questions related to the library.

Opening hours

  • University Library
    Closed
    • Monday
      22/2
      10:00–16:00
      Tuesday
      23/2
      10:00–16:00
      Wednesday
      24/2
      10:00–16:00
      Thursday
      25/2
      10:00–16:00
      Friday
      26/2
      10:00–16:00
      Saturday
      27/2
      Closed
      Sunday
      28/2
      Closed
    • Monday
      1/3
      10:00–16:00
      Tuesday
      2/3
      10:00–16:00
      Wednesday
      3/3
      10:00–16:00
      Thursday
      4/3
      10:00–16:00
      Friday
      5/3
      10:00–16:00
      Saturday
      6/3
      Closed
      Sunday
      7/3
      Closed
    • Monday
      8/3
      10:00–16:00
      Tuesday
      9/3
      10:00–16:00
      Wednesday
      10/3
      10:00–16:00
      Thursday
      11/3
      10:00–16:00
      Friday
      12/3
      10:00–16:00
      Saturday
      13/3
      Closed
      Sunday
      14/3
      Closed
    • Monday
      15/3
      10:00–16:00
      Tuesday
      16/3
      10:00–16:00
      Wednesday
      17/3
      10:00–16:00
      Thursday
      18/3
      10:00–16:00
      Friday
      19/3
      10:00–16:00
      Saturday
      20/3
      Closed
      Sunday
      21/3
      Closed
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      22/3
      10:00–16:00
      Tuesday
      23/3
      10:00–16:00
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      24/3
      10:00–16:00
      Thursday
      25/3
      10:00–16:00
      Friday
      26/3
      10:00–16:00
      Saturday
      27/3
      Closed
      Sunday
      28/3
      Closed
    • Monday
      29/3
      08:00–22:00
      Tuesday
      30/3
      08:00–22:00
      Wednesday
      31/3
      08:00–22:00
      Thursday
      1/4
      08:00–22:00
      Friday
      2/4
      08:00–18:00
      Saturday
      3/4
      11:00–17:00
      Sunday
      4/4
      12:00–18:00
    • Monday
      5/4
      08:00–22:00
      Tuesday
      6/4
      08:00–22:00
      Wednesday
      7/4
      08:00–22:00
      Thursday
      8/4
      08:00–22:00
      Friday
      9/4
      08:00–18:00
      Saturday
      10/4
      11:00–17:00
      Sunday
      11/4
      12:00–18:00
    • Monday
      12/4
      08:00–22:00
      Tuesday
      13/4
      08:00–22:00
      Wednesday
      14/4
      08:00–22:00
      Thursday
      15/4
      08:00–22:00
      Friday
      16/4
      08:00–18:00
      Saturday
      17/4
      11:00–17:00
      Sunday
      18/4
      12:00–18:00
  • Medical Library
    Closed
    • Monday
      22/2
      10:00–16:00
      Tuesday
      23/2
      10:00–16:00
      Wednesday
      24/2
      10:00–16:00
      Thursday
      25/2
      10:00–16:00
      Friday
      26/2
      10:00–16:00
      Saturday
      27/2
      Closed
      Sunday
      28/2
      Closed
    • Monday
      1/3
      10:00–16:00
      Tuesday
      2/3
      10:00–16:00
      Wednesday
      3/3
      10:00–16:00
      Thursday
      4/3
      10:00–16:00
      Friday
      5/3
      10:00–16:00
      Saturday
      6/3
      Closed
      Sunday
      7/3
      Closed
    • Monday
      8/3
      10:00–16:00
      Tuesday
      9/3
      10:00–16:00
      Wednesday
      10/3
      10:00–16:00
      Thursday
      11/3
      10:00–16:00
      Friday
      12/3
      10:00–16:00
      Saturday
      13/3
      Closed
      Sunday
      14/3
      Closed
    • Monday
      15/3
      10:00–16:00
      Tuesday
      16/3
      10:00–16:00
      Wednesday
      17/3
      10:00–16:00
      Thursday
      18/3
      10:00–16:00
      Friday
      19/3
      10:00–16:00
      Saturday
      20/3
      Closed
      Sunday
      21/3
      Closed
    • Monday
      22/3
      10:00–16:00
      Tuesday
      23/3
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      Wednesday
      24/3
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      Thursday
      25/3
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      Friday
      26/3
      10:00–16:00
      Saturday
      27/3
      Closed
      Sunday
      28/3
      Closed
    • Monday
      29/3
      08:00–22:00
      Tuesday
      30/3
      08:00–22:00
      Wednesday
      31/3
      08:00–22:00
      Thursday
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      Friday
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      Saturday
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      Sunday
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    • Monday
      5/4
      08:00–22:00
      Tuesday
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      Wednesday
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      Friday
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      Saturday
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      11:00–16:00
      Sunday
      11/4
      12:00–18:00
    • Monday
      12/4
      08:00–22:00
      Tuesday
      13/4
      08:00–22:00
      Wednesday
      14/4
      08:00–22:00
      Thursday
      15/4
      08:00–22:00
      Friday
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      08:00–18:00
      Saturday
      17/4
      11:00–16:00
      Sunday
      18/4
      12:00–18:00
  • UB Arts Campus
    Closed
    • Monday
      22/2
      10:00–14:00
      Tuesday
      23/2
      10:00–14:00
      Wednesday
      24/2
      10:00–14:00
      Thursday
      25/2
      10:00–14:00
      Friday
      26/2
      10:00–14:00
      Saturday
      27/2
      Closed
      Sunday
      28/2
      Closed
    • Monday
      1/3
      10:00–14:00
      Tuesday
      2/3
      10:00–14:00
      Wednesday
      3/3
      10:00–14:00
      Thursday
      4/3
      10:00–14:00
      Friday
      5/3
      10:00–14:00
      Saturday
      6/3
      Closed
      Sunday
      7/3
      Closed
    • Monday
      8/3
      10:00–14:00
      Tuesday
      9/3
      10:00–14:00
      Wednesday
      10/3
      10:00–14:00
      Thursday
      11/3
      10:00–14:00
      Friday
      12/3
      10:00–14:00
      Saturday
      13/3
      Closed
      Sunday
      14/3
      Closed
    • Monday
      15/3
      10:00–14:00
      Tuesday
      16/3
      10:00–14:00
      Wednesday
      17/3
      10:00–14:00
      Thursday
      18/3
      10:00–14:00
      Friday
      19/3
      10:00–14:00
      Saturday
      20/3
      Closed
      Sunday
      21/3
      Closed
    • Monday
      22/3
      10:00–14:00
      Tuesday
      23/3
      10:00–14:00
      Wednesday
      24/3
      10:00–14:00
      Thursday
      25/3
      10:00–14:00
      Friday
      26/3
      10:00–14:00
      Saturday
      27/3
      Closed
      Sunday
      28/3
      Closed
    • Monday
      29/3
      10:00–16:00
      Tuesday
      30/3
      10:00–16:00
      Wednesday
      31/3
      10:00–16:00
      Thursday
      1/4
      10:00–16:00
      Friday
      2/4
      10:00–16:00
      Saturday
      3/4
      Closed
      Sunday
      4/4
      12:00–16:00
    • Monday
      5/4
      10:00–16:00
      Tuesday
      6/4
      10:00–16:00
      Wednesday
      7/4
      10:00–16:00
      Thursday
      8/4
      10:00–16:00
      Friday
      9/4
      10:00–16:00
      Saturday
      10/4
      Closed
      Sunday
      11/4
      12:00–16:00
    • Monday
      12/4
      10:00–16:00
      Tuesday
      13/4
      10:00–16:00
      Wednesday
      14/4
      10:00–16:00
      Thursday
      15/4
      10:00–16:00
      Friday
      16/4
      10:00–16:00
      Saturday
      17/4
      Closed
      Sunday
      18/4
      12:00–16:00
  • Archives and Special Collections
    Closed
    • Monday
      22/2
      Closed
      Tuesday
      23/2
      Closed
      Wednesday
      24/2
      Closed
      Thursday
      25/2
      Closed
      Friday
      26/2
      Closed
      Saturday
      27/2
      Closed
      Sunday
      28/2
      Closed
    • Monday
      1/3
      Closed
      Tuesday
      2/3
      Closed
      Wednesday
      3/3
      Closed
      Thursday
      4/3
      Closed
      Friday
      5/3
      Closed
      Saturday
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      Closed
      Sunday
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      Closed
    • Monday
      8/3
      Closed
      Tuesday
      9/3
      Closed
      Wednesday
      10/3
      Closed
      Thursday
      11/3
      Closed
      Friday
      12/3
      Closed
      Saturday
      13/3
      Closed
      Sunday
      14/3
      Closed
    • Monday
      15/3
      Closed
      Tuesday
      16/3
      Closed
      Wednesday
      17/3
      Closed
      Thursday
      18/3
      Closed
      Friday
      19/3
      Closed
      Saturday
      20/3
      Closed
      Sunday
      21/3
      Closed
    • Monday
      22/3
      Closed
      Tuesday
      23/3
      Closed
      Wednesday
      24/3
      Closed
      Thursday
      25/3
      Closed
      Friday
      26/3
      Closed
      Saturday
      27/3
      Closed
      Sunday
      28/3
      Closed
    • Monday
      29/3
      09:00–17:00
      Tuesday
      30/3
      09:00–17:00
      Wednesday
      31/3
      09:00–17:00
      Thursday
      1/4
      09:00–17:00
      Friday
      2/4
      09:00–17:00
      Saturday
      3/4
      Closed
      Sunday
      4/4
      Closed
    • Monday
      5/4
      09:00–17:00
      Tuesday
      6/4
      09:00–17:00
      Wednesday
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      09:00–17:00
      Thursday
      8/4
      09:00–17:00
      Friday
      9/4
      09:00–17:00
      Saturday
      10/4
      Closed
      Sunday
      11/4
      Closed
    • Monday
      12/4
      09:00–17:00
      Tuesday
      13/4
      09:00–17:00
      Wednesday
      14/4
      09:00–17:00
      Thursday
      15/4
      09:00–17:00
      Friday
      16/4
      09:00–17:00
      Saturday
      17/4
      Closed
      Sunday
      18/4
      Closed