Covid-19 and the library

We ask you to visit the campus only if you absolutely must and to unconditionally stay at home in case of symptoms of a cold or flu.

Biblioteket

Visits and opening hours

Opening hours in Sundsvall and Östersund

Monday - Friday: 09:00-16:00

 

If you must visit the library, keep this in mind:

  • Spread out and keep your distance! Tables and chairs have been arranged to help you keep your distance, please do not re-arrange them.
  • We do not accompany patrons to the library shelves, computers or printers to answer questions. We will try our best to help from behind the information desk.
  • We are happy to help you via chat, e-mail and telephone.
  • Please stay in the designated place in front of the plexiglass at the information desk.
  • Avoid congestion at printers and copiers, follow the signs' instructions!

 

We can send your books home

If you do not want to come to the campus library, due to the risk of infection, to pick up your reservations, we can send home your ordered books. You reserve books as usual via Primo and then follow the instructions in the notification message to have the books sent to your home address. However, we cannot guarantee that the books will be delivered to your mailbox instead of to your nearest postal agent for collection. The library covers the shipping cost to you, but you can take care of and pay for the return or return.

The loan period for textbooks is normally 10 days, but we have temporarily extended it to 17 days. Re-lending is done automatically if no one is in line, the loan period is extended by 10 days at a time for textbooks.

You can return your books in the library's bookcases located outside the library on both campuses. It is also possible to send the books by post - postal address can be found here.

 

Digital services and resources

If you have questions or need help with information retrieval you can as usual during office hours, reach us through chat, email or phone. Contact information for the library.

Students and staff at Mid Sweden University can search Primo and now all our digital resources from home. Read more about access off campus.

 

Overdue fees on borrowed books

Since the start of the Corona pandemic the library has changed the service regarding loans and holds, which among other things has meant that you did not have to pay a fee for overdue loans.

We now plan to reintroduce fees on March 21 2021. When a book is not returned on time, a fee of SEK 10 is charged per overdue book and day, so if you have overdue loans at home when we activate the fee, you will be charged for the days they are overdue.

Your loans are automatically extended as long as there are no queues and you have not had the book for too long, but when loans cannot be extended, you will be reminded that it is time to return your loans via e-mail. Please check which e-mail address we have registered for you by logging in to the My pages service. A third and final reminder is sent by regular mail and if the book is still not returned, you will be liable for replacing it. Read more about our rules for loans.

 

Virtual reading room

As the corona pandemic means that many of our students will study at a distance, the library is starting a virtual reading room. This means that you can connect to a virtual study room in Zoom where you can study with other students in a focused environment. Connecting in a virtual study room can be good for study morale and reduce the feeling of loneliness and isolation.

To avoid annoying background noise, we ask everyone in the room to use a headset. The room will sometimes be staffed by staff, but if questions arise, you can always contact the library via chat or by e-mail: biblioteket@miun.se

The Academic Resource Centre

Our services Writing tutor and Book a Librarian and Math support will be held digitally in Zoom or by phone. 

Study Guidance and Student Health

Meetings with Study Counselors or the Student Health take place primarily digitally.

Contact information for Study Counselors

Contact information for Student Health Centre

 

The university's student information regarding the coronavirus