Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 2 June 2020)

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Information about the library during COVID-19

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

Visiting the library

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. 

Support for reading and writing

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.

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

Loans and requests

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.

Open lectures, courses and workshops

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. 

Library instructions and remote tutoring

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. 

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.

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Opening hours

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