Lending rules


Work in progress

Library Account

You automatically get a library account when you register at the Student Portal and agree to follow our lending rules. If you have not done that you can apply for a library account here. If you are a distance student you can have library material sent home by filling in this form.

Please notify the Library immediately if you change your name, postal address or e-mail. A current e-mail address is especially important for us to contact you quickly regarding hold requests, overdue loans etc.

In the course of library administration, it might be necessary to access borrowers personal records, in which case the Personal Data Act, regarding privacy and personal integrity (SFS 1998:204), will apply.

Are you a student at a university other than Mid Sweden University?

You can still register for a library account.

The library account is free of charge. Please be ready to present your valid identity card endorsed by a photograph.

Having read the Library rules and regulations, you thereby agree to abide by and follow the Library rules and regulations. You also agree to keep yourself updated on the Library rules and regulations.


You are personally responsible for the items you lend on your library card.

Loans must be returned by expiry of the lending period and in good condition. If you are away from home, ill or otherwise unavailable, you remain responsible for items borrowed from the Mid Sweden University Library and must arrange for the items to be returned by the due date.

Lending periods vary for different material. The usual lending period is 30 days. Course material has a lending period of 14 days. Also we have course literature as Short Loan. The due date for each item is printed on the receipt at the time of loan. You can view your loans etc by logging in to your account via the library catalogue. (My account - See your loans and holds.)

Reference material and journals are not available for home loan.

If you require a receipt for returned items please tell the library staff before the loan is discharged.

Distance education students living outside a campus area can request that Library material be mailed to their home address, free of charge. Please note that the borrower will have to pay the return postage. For more details see distance education students

Overdue/late returns

A fine per item per day will be charged for overdue items and for renewals made after the expiration day. For current charge, see price list. Please note that there is a higher fee for short (course) loans.

It is your responsibility to keep track of your loan period with the help of your loan receipt and My account on the web. The library provides a service which includes overdue notices and courtesy notices but we do not guarantee that these will always reach you.

You will be suspended from borrowing library material if your fines exceed the limit set by the Library Management.

Replacing lost or damaged library material

We send a recall notice when the due date has expired. After three recall notices you will receive an invoice for the replacement of the item. The invoice is a flat-rate charge to cover processing and replacement of the lost material. For more details see price list.

Borrowers who lose a library book or other library material will be invoiced a flat-rate charge to cover processing and replacement of the lost material. For more details see price list.

The invoice will be cancelled if the item in question is returned immediately, however any outstanding fines will remain. If rare or valuable material is lost then the borrower will be billed for the going rate for replacement, if this exceeds the standard rate. If a volume or part of a series or a CD or DVD disc is lost and cannot be replaced individually, then the borrower will be charged for the replacement of the complete set.

If we do not receive payment in full we will send the case to the Swedish Enforcement Administration and Legislation (kronofogdemyndigheten), this will incur an extra charge.

Please note that if the original item is found after a replacement copy has been purchased, no refunds will be issued. Lost material including replaced items, remain the sole property of the Mid Sweden University Library, even if recovered at a later date.

Renewals & Hold Requests

(not including short loans)

Library material may be renewed for an additional loan period unless requested by another client. After a maximum period of 150 days you must produce the item at one of the Mid Sweden University Libraries to be discharged in our library system before a renewal is allowed. Short (course) loans can only be renewed over the counter at the Library where it was checked out.

You can reserve material out on loan and material held at the other Mid Sweden University Campus Libraries.

Please note that an online hold request does not guarantee a loan. If the item is on the shelf then any in-person borrower will automatically have priority to the material. For more details see Renewals and Hold Requests.

You will receive a message as soon as the material arrives at your Campus Library. You have five working days from the date on the notice to collect the material from the Information Desk.

Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service to provide students at university level with books, journal articles, and other library materials not owned by Mid Sweden University Library or available electronically. Fore more details, see ILL.