On this page, we have gathered some library information that can be good to keep track of as a new student. Welcome to Malmö University and the Library!

How to find course literature

Are you finding it difficult to get hold of all the books on your course literature list? Here are some tips on where to look for them!


  • Borrowing books

You find course literature and other books that you can borrow from Malmö University Library in our database Libsearch.

Books that are available at the Orkanen Library or the Health and society Library can be picked up at each library. If all copies of the book are borrowed you can make a request.

The Odontology Library is at the moment only open for students and staff at the faculty. If you are a student at another faculty and need to borrow an available book at the Odontology Library you can order it in this form.

If we don't have the book you are looking for, try LIBRIS. In Libris you find books at almost all Swedish libraries, perhaps another library near you has your book.

Buying books

With a little luck, you can find the books you need second-hand. Here are a few places where you can find secondhand books:

You can compare the price of new books in the biggest online Swedish bookshops by using the service bokfynd.nu. The site is in Swedish only but is very useful.

Library rules

  • You can borrow books for 3 weeks.
  • Your books will be automatically renewed if they are not requested (up to 7 times).

  • We will announce via email which of your books need to be returned and which will be renewed. This email will be sent out three days before the last return date. From time to time we are having problems with emails that end up in spam. Therefore, always keep track of the return date at My Loans/Renew loans.

  • If you want to renew your books before the date has expired, this also works well, just log in to My loans/Renew a loan. Here you can also change your contact information.
  • The fine for overdue items is SEK 10 per book per day.

Library card & Logins

When you get your multicard this is automatically also your library card. When you request a book or need to renew your loans use your first name and the multicard number to log in. Welcome to contact the library's information desk should you need to borrow books before you get your multicard!

Order a Multicard

You can read e-books or online articles at the library website, use your computer ID (the same login that you use on Canvas) to log in.