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Library services during covid-19

Published: 18 June 2020

The SLU Library’s services are affected by covid-19 regarding opening hours, staffing and loans. Here you can find information about our services during the summer.

Opening hours

The library in Umeå is open, but with limited hours during the summer.

The libraries in Alnarp and Uppsala are unstaffed, and you need a key card to visit the libraries.

Digital customer service

We are happy to help you via email, chat or phone. You can call or chat with us during weekdays all summer, but with slightly reduced hours.


From now on we have summer loan periods, which means that you can keep your loans until 17 August. This applies both to new loans and the loans that you currently have.

Use your key card to enter the library and pick up and return your books. If you are unable to visit the campus you can return the books by mail.


You can still request books from all SLU libraries, but if the book is on loan you may have to wait until August to get it.

It is also possible to request interlibrary loans and articles from other libraries outside SLU, but the delivery time may be a little longer due to lower staffing during summer.

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