Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 2 June 2020)
On this page we will gather current information about the library services during COVID-19. The information on this page is updated continuously.
The University Library and the Medical Library are 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.
The library opening hours may change at short notice, but our current opening hours are posted at our home page and at the bottom of this page. The library on Arts Campus is closed until further notice.
Only visit the library if you feel healthy.
It is still 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.
It is no longer possible to make book requests, and previously made requests have been cancelled. The reason for this is that requested books must be returned, and we do not want to force anyone to go to the library to return books.
Already borrowed books will be automatically renewed until we have further information. You can get an overview of your loans through My Account.
Already booked distance courses will continue as usual. Our other open lectures, courses and workshops are cancelled to the end of the spring semester, but keep an eye out for webinars in our calendar.
All library instruction and tutoring with physical meetings has been cancelled. Instead, we offer remote tutoring as far as possible to both students and employees. Use our booking form to schedule a tutoring appointment and get help regarding information searching, academic writing and referencing, among other things.
Teachers are also welcome to request library instruction in information searching for their students.
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.
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.
If you have any questions or other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.