Library service for distance students

Last changed: 05 September 2018
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As a distance student you are entitled to the same service and access to the same resources as other SLU students.


To request and borrow books you need to create a library account at the SLU Library. Bring your ID card or passport to the library in order to obtain a library card that is valid at all SLU libraries. If you are unable to visit the library, you can send us a copy of your ID card or passport in an email or letter.

Using our search tool Primo, which covers all the library's printed and digital resources, you can place a loan request from any of the SLU libraries.

As a distance student you can have the loans sent to your home address. Then you pay the return postage fee. You can also request a loan through your local library where you pick up and return your loan without any postage fee

Read more about loans and loan periods in our lending rules.


When the article you need is not available online you can request a copy through Libris. If you can not come to the library to pick up the article in person, you can have it sent to your home address for a fee. See our Price list.

Loans from other libraries

When the literature you need for your studies or research is not available within the SLU University Library you can request an interlibrary loan from another library and have them sent to your home address. You make your request through Libris.

Please note that it can be both quicker and cheaper to order an interlibrary loan through your local library.

Off-campus access to online resources

As a SLU student you have access to all our online resources like databases, e-books and e-journals from home using the University VPN service. Read more about off-campus access here.

Ask us!

If you need help with searching or want to know more about our services you are always welcome with your questions and comments. You can use our chat or book a librarian. When you book a librarian, we can meet you on campus or through web applications like Skype or Google Hangouts. We are also happy to arrange courses for distance students based on your specific needs.

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