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Welcome to Sambib!


Students in the reading room, Photo: Johan Bävman

What do I need in order to use the library?

You need three things in order to use the library and our resources to the maximum effect:

  1. Student account
  2. LU card
  3. Library account

Student account

All students at Lund University get a student account when they start. First of all you need to activate your student account.

You use your account for logging in to wifi, to our computers and printers and to access our databases and articles from home. You also use it to log in to the Student Portal and your student email.

Student account information at

Passport - activate your student account and change password

LU card

As a student you use your LU card as library card.

Where and when you can pick up your LU card

Library account

To be able to use the LU card as library card you need to register a new account in LUBcat.

The library card is valid for all libraries at Lund University. In LUBcat you will find in which library the books are held and where they are located. You can also request books via the catalogue using your library account.

LUBcat - the library catalogue

To use the self service machine you will need your PIN.

The LU card pin code is found here

Where do I find the material I need for my course?

You can find the reading lists on your department’s website, or on the course homepage used by your department.

Look up the books in the library catalogue LUBcat or in the discovery system LUBsearch to find out which shelf they are on or to request them if they are out on loan. In LUBsearch you can also search for articles.

LUBcat - the library catalogue

LUBsearch - discovery system

See a map of the library

How do I borrow and return books?

At Sambib, we have a self service machine where you can borrow and return books yourself, but the staff is also here to help you. You can also return books at any other library within Lund University.

There is a transport service between Lund University’s libraries which means that if you request a book in LUBcat you can choose at which library you want to pick it up.

Picking up and returning books

Lund University libraries

Where do I get reading and writing support?

Do you have dyslexia, vision impairment or other reading difficulties? If so, you can get help at the library in obtaining adapted course texts, such as talking books.

Reading and writing support

Where can I sit and study?

Due to the pandemic, there are fewer seats and computers available at the library. You're welcome to visit the library as long as you keep a distance to your fellow students and respect the guidelines from the Swedish Public Health Agency and Lund University.