A librarian helping a student finding a specific book
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The University Library

Gothenburg University Library will support you throughout your education, at its branches and online. You have access to eight libraries in central Gothenburg, with collections covering various fields.

Study at the library

The libraries have open seating areas for group assignments. Study rooms for groups are available for reservation, as well as several PCs for students. Many of our libraries have silent reading rooms, and individual desks for students in need of a quiet workspace.  

All you need for focused studies is available at the libraries, such as textbooks and access to other literature, as well as copiers and printers. Librarians are at hand to provide tips and advice on studying technique, information searching, and reference management.

The libraries have generous opening hours, to allow you to study when it suits you.

Libraries and opening hours

Students at the University of Gothenburg studying at Chalmers' campus

As a student at the IT Faculty or the Faculty of Science at the University of Gothenburg, you can use both the University Library’s and Chalmers' study environments and library services.

Search support, reading support, lectures and guides

Our librarians offer search support, including assistance in evaluating and improving your search results, as well as guidance in relation to various reference systems.

Search support for students

The University library offers extended assistance to students with reading impairments. This includes additional textbook formats, longer loan intervals for textbooks, and access to our reading studios.

Services for persons with reading impairments

Each semester, the library hosts brief lunch lectures on strategies for studying, on how to search for and manage your references, and on academic writing. The lectures are held online via Zoom, with no registration required.

Short talks for students – open lunch lectures

In addition, the library can assist you with reference management using the Endnote and Zotero software. Use the link below to find more information about times and locations for our demos, and learn how to download and use the programs.  

Help with Endnote and Zotero

The Search, Read and Write guide is meant to be an aid for students, both in writing your first assignment and in working on your papers. It is a resource for information searching, academic writing, and source and reference management.

The Search, Read and Write Guide

Find the studying materials you need

The majority of our collections are not available on our open shelves, but can be found online. Use our website to access our digital collections. Your student’s account is your key to our materials, which are available via Supersearch. Information on how to borrow materials from the University library can be found on our website:

Our mission

The Gothenburg University Library supports research and education at the Gothenburg University, by providing information resources and collections, publication and digitalisation services, and support within searching, evaluating and managing information.

Contact the library

You are welcome to contact the University Library with questions, thoughts and opinions. You can use our contact form, call us, chat with a librarian, or ask questions in our information desk in Zoom or on site.

Contact us