Do you need extra support when reading and writing? Here you find information about the library's resources and aids available for you. You can also contact our librarians for more information.
Ask a question or book a personal introduction. Use the subject area "Support for reading and writing".
Order recording or adaptation of course literature
If your mandatory textbook is not available in Legimus you can order it here.
Book resource room
Book here if you have access to the resource rooms.
If you need support with reading and writing you can:
Reading and writing support is available for you with:
You can book one of our librarians for a personal introduction to the available support. At the introduction we will demonstrate computer programs that makes reading and writing easier. We will also create an account for you so that you can borrow "talking books" in audio formats from the digital library Legimus.
Use the library contact form to book a personal introduction or ask a question. Use the subject area "Support for reading and writing".
You have the right to get access to your mandatory textbook in an adapted format if you have trouble reading printed books. For instance, you may need to listen to it or read it using various aids instead. The most common adaptation is getting your literature in an audio format, so called "talking books".
You borrow books in audio format from the digital library Legimus. Our librarians help you to get access to the service. We can also help with navigating the Legimus home page, since it's in Swedish.
You can listen to the books through your computer or using an app on your phone or tablet.
If your mandatory textbook is not available in Legimus you may order it via the library. Order the adaptation of the book in good time before you need it. Just producing the book will take Legimus around 8-12 weeks.
If you need an extra calm environment or adaptations when studying you can gain access to our resource rooms. In the rooms you find computers with
There are three resource rooms at the central university library and a temporary resource room at the Medical library.
Contact us to get authorised for use of the resource rooms.
All students at Umeå university can download programs that make reading and writing easier. The programs aid through:
Find more information about the available programs on the student web: