Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Library

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Lending rules

Overview

Loans
Hold requests
Loans from other libraries
Loan periods
Material not available for loan
Renewing your loans
Renewing loans from other libraries
Delayed, lost or damaged books
Privacy

Loans

Everyone over 18 is welcome to borrow books at the SLU Library. Bring your ID card or passport to obtain a library card that is valid at all SLU libraries.

The library card is personal but requested books can be picked up on behalf of another patron bringing his or her library card.

You are responsible for returning borrowed material on time.

Hold requests

Requested books remains on the pickup shelf for 4 days.

Students cannot place a request for a book that is available on the shelf at their own SLU library.

Loans from other libraries

Material for research and studies not found within SLU Library can be requested from other libraries. This service may be used by employees, students and customers with special agreements. Material that is found within the SLU Library but is out on loan will not be requested.

Loan periods

From. 2013-05-31:

  • Monographs: 180 days (can be recalled after 30 days).
  • Course literature: 8 days. Fine for late return: SEK 10 per book and open day.
  • Reference books: 1 day. Should be returned by 10 am the following day or the first working day after a weekend or national holiday. Late returns result in a delay charge of SEK 20 per hour and book, not exceeding SEK 100 per book. Reference books cannot be renewed or requested.

For students with reading and writing disabilities longer loan periods apply.

Material not available for loan

  • Journals (local variations may occur)
  • Newspapers
  • Maps
  • Literature published before 1900
  • Delicate or especially valuable material, for instance manuscripts, prints etc.
  • Literature from special collections

Renewing your loans

Books may be renewed if they have not been requested by another patron. Renew your loans via our homepage or contact us by phone or e-mail.

Loans can be renewed several times during one year. After 12 months the book must be returned.

Renewing loans from other libraries

Contact your SLU Library to renew books that have been requested from libraries outside SLU.

Delayed, lost or damaged books

  • E-mail reminders are sent out for delayed books. Please remember to keep your contact information up to date. Log in to your account to change your details.
  • If the material is not returned in spite of subsequent reminders a bill will be issued. The charge covers the replacement cost plus an administrative fee of 500 SEK per item. The minimum charge is 800 SEK. Unpaid bills are forwarded to debt collecting.
  • If you damage or lose the material you have borrowed, you are liable to pay compensation. If you lose a part of a multi-volume work and the part cannot be bought separately, you are liable to pay for the replacement of the whole work. An administrative fee will be charged in addition. Normal wear and tear is not considered as damage.

Privacy

Information about loans and requests is protected according to the Law of Secrecy, chapter 22 §9 (SFS 1980:100, 1989:713).

 

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The library's contact information

Page updated: 2014-02-03. Page editor: olof.dannberg@slu.se

SLU, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, has its main locations in Alnarp, Skara, Umeå and Uppsala.
Tel: +46 18-67 10 00 • Fax: +46 18-67 20 00  • VAT nr: SE202100281701 • webbredaktionen@slu.se