The library offers a varied study environment with group study rooms, individual study spaces, quiet reading rooms and computer-based workspaces. You must book the group study rooms in advance. Office bikes, standing-desk mats and other ergonomic tools are available to help you with your studies. You can also take creative breaks at the library with Lego, puzzles and board games. Find the place that suits you best!
Learn how to book, cancel or subscribe to bookings in your own calendar.
For advanced research work you may apply for access to a locker.
Our libraries offer many different study spaces, created to suit different studies and needs. We offer
On our maps you can see where our study spaces are located. Ask the staff at our information desks for suggestions as to where you can study. You can also read more about accessibility at our libraries, for example how to find us and how our premises are laid out.
In the different study areas, you will find a variety of furniture. Our aim is that you find a place that suits your wants and needs at different times. Some examples of furniture in our study areas are
We also provide ergonomic tools, such as book holders, standing mats and balance boards.
The study spaces are equipped with
The Idea Box is a room with Lego, puzzles, board games and refrigerator poetry located at the University Library. It encourages you to relax or to take a creative break from your studies. Creative activities may also pop-up temporarily. You are welcome to contribute suggestions for crafts or games that you would like to see in the Idea box.
For the most part, talking is permitted in the library. You are allowed to have your mobile phone on silent mode or to have a discreet phone conversation. However, in the designated quiet reading rooms you must turn off your phone. You are not allowed to talk there - it is a quiet reading area.
Snacks, fruit, candy and beverages are allowed in most areas of the library but cooked food is prohibited. In the stacks of the University Library and in the reading area of the archive collections, no food or drink is allowed.
You can book group study rooms at the University Library and the Medical Library. The group study rooms are intended for working in groups (at least two people). You can book the group study rooms via the library’s booking system.
As a student or as an employee at the University, you can book a group study room. Use your Umu-id to book a room.
If you are an employee at Region Västerbotten and do not have a Umu-id, contact the Medical Library to book a group study room.
You can book a group room for a maximum of 3 hours a day and up to 3 weeks in advance.
The group study rooms at the University Library and the Medical Library may be booked during the library opening hours.
All group rooms are equipped with whiteboards.
The size of the rooms differs slightly. Some of the rooms have extra equipment, such as large screens that you can connect your laptop to.
There is detailed information about the equipment and the maximum occupancy of each room in the booking system.
Group room 21 at the University Library has equipment for video conference calls. You can reserve the room via the booking system. An instruction manual for the equipment is located in the room.
The library’s resource rooms are intended for students who need extra support with reading and writing or a calm environment.
There are three resource rooms at the University Library, one of which is a group study room.
If you are doing research or writing an essay at the advanced level or at the bachelor level, you may use the lockers at the University Library. You can book a locker for a set period in order to keep books or other material you may need for your essay or research safe.
We would like to know what you think about the library’s study environment. If you have any suggestions about how it can be improved or if you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us.
Join us for a tour and see what the library can offer you as a new student. Subtitles available in English.