Malmö University Library is open to everyone, even to those who are not students or staff at the university.

Library card

Everyone who has turned 18 years of age is welcome to get a library card at the library. Students or staff can use their multicard as a library card.

Loan period and fines for late returns

  • You may borrow books and movies for 3 weeks
  • Obligatory course literature is always available in one copy that you can read at the library (sometimes this copy is an e-book). These are labelled “EJ HEMLÅN” (Cannot be borrowed).
  • You can renew a loan for your books and movies on the website under My loans/Renew a loan. Here you can also change your contact information.
  • We send you messages via e-mail so see to it that we always have the correct e-mail address.
  • The fine for late returns is SEK 10 per book and day. The fines can be paid online by logging in to your library account or by card at the library’s information desk.

In order to pay your library fines online, you must be a student at Malmö University.

  • Log in to “My loans” using your first name and multicard number. If you have a fine to pay for late returns, you will see the link “Pay fines online”.
  • Click the link and log in with your computer identity (same login used, for example, for Canvas) to access the payment page.
  • Here you will see a list of your fines: Click on “Till betalsidan” to pay.
  • Fill in your details and then click “Betala”.
  • Done!
    You will receive confirmation via e-mail when the payment has gone through.

Requesting books

If the book you are looking for is out on loan, you can request it in Libsearch free of charge. Search for the book you want to request. Click on the “Place a hold” button. Please note that you cannot request a book if copies are available at one of our three libraries.

Video: How to request a book in Libsearch

Returning books

You can return borrowed books at any of our libraries during opening hours. Students or staff at the university can also return books when the library is closed/unmanned. With a multicard and PIN code you can access any university building during all days of the week between the hours of 06:00 and 22:00.

You can also return what you have borrowed by post. You pay the postage for returns yourself and are responsible for the books until they reach the library.

Addresses for our libraries