How do I borrow books using the self-service machines?
When using our self-service machines, you can verify your account with your
Umu card/Library card
personal identity number.
You will need to enter your PIN code. It is the same 4-digit PIN code you created for your Umu card or library card.
Place your books on the marked area and make sure that all titles appear on the screen. Once you have finished you will receive a receipt with information about your borrowed items and when they are due.
Will I be suspended if a book is late?
Suspensions and fees:
If your items are due and you have not returned them, your library account will be suspended until you return the overdue items.
If you are late to return a textbook, you will be suspended for six weeks from the day the book is returned.
If your account has been suspended, you are still able to renew your loans.
If you receive an invoice before you have returned late items, you still need to pay an administrative fee for each late book.
The return date for all your books is visible when you log in to “My account” in the library search tool.
If you do not live in Umeå municipality, you can order the books you need for your studies through your local library. Your local library will arrange an interlibrary loan from Umeå University Library. We will send the books to your local library, where you will borrow and return the books.
If you want to borrow a textbook, it is important for your local library, to state in its order that you are a distance student at Umeå University. It is important to consider that course books often have a short loan period.
If you live in Umeå municipality, you cannot make an interlibrary loan. You have to borrow your books at any of our libraries, for which you will need your Umu card.
Can the library buy or make an interlibrary loan for books that I need?
If material that you need for your studies or research is missing, it may be requested.
We primarily purchase requested literature that is not available in our library collection.
If a book is available as an e-book, we will purchase it in that format.
If we determine not to purchase an item that you have requested, we may make an interlibrary loan.
If you are a student or an employee, you have access to the library’s e-book collection and our other e-resources when you log in to the library search tool. Find the book you need. Once you are able to view the full text version, you will find further information about what applies to a specific book.
If you do not have a Umu-ID, you will need to visit the library and use our computers to access e-books and other e-resources.