Borrowing – how to get started

In order to borrow and use the library's services, as a student or employee at Stockholm University you need a university card. As an external user or guest you need a library account.

A university card
University card

As a student, you order and activate the university card via, when registering for a course or program.


Order a University Card

If you have lost your card or forgotten to order one, you can order a card by logging in to ”kontohantering” with your university account. When you have completed an a program or  course, you can continue to use your university card as a library card.

Order a university card


Library account for external users

External users need a library account to borrow books or to use the library's other services.
To register as an external user at Stockholm University Library you need to be over 18 years of age, and to present a Swedish photo ID, or proof of enrollment at another Swedish University. After application, you activate your library account by showing identification in the library.

Apply for a library account


Library account for guests

If you do not have a valid Swedish ID and are not enrolled at a university or college in Sweden, then you are counted as a guest. We can issue you with a guest account, and you are free to use the services of the library, limited to the library building. You may not borrow books or other materials from the library.

Apply for a guest account


Create a PIN code

Students, researchers or alumni can create a PIN code login to borrow from the library's lending machines, even if you have forgotten your university card. You can then borrow books by using your social security number and PIN code.

Create a PIN code

As an alumni, you also use your PIN code to log in to “My Library Account”.



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