Borrowing for distance students

The University Library offers distance students a variety of services including offsite access to the library. Distance students are those attending a distance course or a regionally located education given by Jönköping University and living outside the 036 dialling code.


Eva Evertsson
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Apply for distance student services

In order to borrow from the library as a distance student, you need to fill in a distance student application. You can apply for a library card using this form. Don't forget to read the loan regulations.

See your loans

Login to My account to see your loans and reservations.

Change address

Your address is automatically synchronized with Ladok. In order to change the address, use Ladok's web services.

Borrowing books from the library

To find books, use Primo, the library search tool. To order a book, use the link Request to get the book sent to your home address free of charge.  You are responsible for returning the book (find the delivery address here).

The exception is books that are part of the course book collection and have a two days loan period.

It is your responsibility to make sure the books are returned to us. Renewals can be made through My account.

E-books and databases

A large selection of the library's licensed databases can be reached off campus via your JU user account.

Article copies from the University Library

As a distance student at Jönköping University, you can order copies of articles from print journals available at the University Library by using the form below. The copies are sent to your home address free of charge. 

Interlibrary loans for distance students

As a distance student at Jönköping University, you can request interlibrary loans from other libraries in and outside Sweden.

The estimated delivery time for interlibrary loans is 5-7 days, and the loan period and other conditions are defined by the lending library.

We send the material to your home address free of charge. A receipt is included with book loans and you confirm by e-mail that you have received the book. You are responsible for returning the book to the University Library. Article copies are yours to keep.

How much does it cost?

Article copies: free of charge.
Loans from libraries in Sweden, Norway and Denmark: free of charge.
Loans from other countries: 120 SEK/book. (A payment form will be included at delivery).

Content updated 2020-05-20