Orders, reservations and loans

Articles

Articles

Use our order form to order a copy of an article.

You find information about prices and delivery to the right in the order form.
 

Valid from August 22, 2013.

Article copies: For employees and doctoral students at KI

Copies from the library collection

Normal service, delivery within five days: free
Urgent service, post or fax delivery same day: free
Color copies: 100 SEK

Copies from another library collection

Normal service: free
Express service: free

Article copies: For KI students

Copies from the library collection

Normal service, delivery within five days: 70 SEK
Urgent service, post or fax delivery same day:  140 SEK
Color copies: 100 kr

Copies from another library

Normal service: 150 kr
Express service: 300 kr

Article copies: Private customers, government customers, county council customers and non-profit organizations

Copies from the library collection

Normal service, delivery within five days: 100 SEK
Urgent service, post or fax delivery same day: 200 SEK
Color copies: 100 SEK

Copies from another library

Normal service: 270 SEK
Express service: 540 SEK

Article copies: Business customers, other customers within Scandinavia/the Baltic Region

Copies from the library collection

Normal service, delivery within five days: 150 SEK
Urgent service, post or fax delivery same day: 300 SEK
Color copies: 150 SEK

Copies from another library

Normal service: 500 SEK
Express service: 800 kr

Definition: Urgent service for copies from our collection

The copy is sent the same day if the order is recieved before 14.00. Specify post or fax delivery when you make your order.

Definition: Express service for copies from another library collection

The copy is ordered through another library through their rush service. Desired delivery method (mail or fax) is specified when the order is placed.

Article copies to libraries not within the Scandinavia/the Baltic Region

Normal delivery

Urgent service (mail or fax)

You can use our order forms to order material from closed stacks:

You will find prices and delivery information in the right column of the forms.

Write or paste in all the references for the articles you want in our order form:

You will find prices and delivery information in the right column of the form.

Books

Books

You can place a hold on a book if:

  • The book is currently on loan to someone else
  • The book is available on one campus and you want to have it sent to another (for example the book is in Huddinge and you want it shipped to Solna)

You cannot put a hold on a book that has the status “available” if you are picking it up at the same location. In other words, if a book is on the shelf in our library in Huddinge, you cannot put a hold on the book and then come to Huddinge later in the day to pick it up.

Books that are on the shelf are available on a first come, first serve basis.

You place a hold on a book in our library catalogue, MIKS. Log in with your name and library card number.

After you place a hold on a specific book, you will get an e-mail when the book is available for pick up. The e-mail is sent to the e-mail address we have registered in our library system. You have four days (excluding Sundays and public holidays) to pick up a book that has been placed on hold. We keep the books that are available for pick up on the “reservation shelf” in the library where you can find them arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the person that has placed the hold.

While the library in Huddinge is closed, June 26 - August 2, you can call or e-mail to make an appointment to pick up a book or copy of an article.

Call +46 8 524 84 000 or e-mail ub@ki.se.

There are boxes for returning books both in Solna and in Huddinge. Please leave your books there when the library is closed.
 

It's easy to renew your books. Login using your name and the barcode on your library card: My pages.

If a book can't be renewed, it's usually because someone else has requested it.

You can return your books at the library at Campus Solna, or at Campus Huddinge.

Daglån always has to returned at the campus where you borrowed it.

In the dissertation database references to KI dissertations from the end of 1995 and onwards can be found.

 

Older dissertations and research reports can be searched through the library catalogue. In the library catalogue you can also order loans of dissertations and reports.

 

Karolinska University Press is KI's own publishing company, with the aim to develop and stimulate the publishing activity at Karolinska Institutet.

The loan terms for course books is 1 week (7 days).

Day loans must be returned to the library 8.30 at the latest the day after you have loaned it. If you borrow a day loan on a Friday the book must be returned 10.30 on Saturday at the latest.

Day loans have to be returned at the unit where you loaned them.

The loan terms for regular books (not course books or day loans) is 3 weeks (21 days).

You have to return day loans half an our before the library opens the following day at the latest.

Day loans borrowed on Saturdays or a day before a holiday must be returned half an hour before the library opens the following weekday at the latest.

Day loans must be returned at the same unit that they were borrowed at.

Course books

Course books

The day loans are kept behind our information desk in Huddinge. Ask us and we will bring them out for you. In Solna you will find the day loans in the open stacks. Everybody with a Library card may borrow day loans.

Borrowing regulations 

The loan period for course books is one week (7 days).

Anyone with a valid library card can borrow course books and day loans.

You have to return day loans half an our before the library opens the following day at the latest.

Day loans borrowed on Saturdays or a day before a holiday must be returned half an hour before the library opens the following weekday at the latest.

Day loans must be returned at the same unit that they were borrowed at.

Dissertations

Dissertations

You can order dissertations from KI (current term only) by using our order form for dissertations.

Dissertations can be ordered free of charge by:

  • Students and employees at Karolinska Institutet
  • Publically financed Swedish libraries

Prices for the following customer groups:

  • Private individuals: 150 SEK
  • Companies/foreign customers: 175 SEK

To order dissertations previous to current term

Contact the author directly or the department where the dissertation was written. Contact the library to find out what department the author was affiliated with at the time of publishing.

If the author is employed at Karolinska Institutet the staff directory should have contact data. Often the authors' email addresses can also be found searching with Google.

If you want to borrow a dissertation, contact your nearest public library or Karolinska Institutet University Library.

Interlibrary loans

Interlibrary loans

Journals

Journals

You can't borrow journals. You can always order an article - Photocopy from a journal.

 

The library gives you access to over 9,500 journals.

Library card

Library card

As a KI student you use the KI card as a library card. When you want to make reservations or renew your books online or when you check out books in the self check out you should use the code beneath the barcode on the backside of the KI card.

The Karolinska Institutet University Library is open to the public.

Anyone who has reached the age of sixteen and is able to produce a Swedish ID or a document confirming that they are registered as an employee/student at a Swedish university may apply for a library card and become a registered customer. Visiting researchers/students are granted a library card during the time they are attached to a Swedish university. Besides an address in Sweden, they must also give an address in their native country.

For further information please see our Library service regulations.

If you lose your library card, or if your card is stolen, you should report it to the library as soon as possible. We will block your card, so it can't be used.

We charge a 25 SEK fee for replacing a library card.
 

Our library cards look like this

To get a new card, fill out our online form.  

After you submit the form, you will be given a temporary barcode you can use to reserve books even before you get your library card.

If you are a KI student you register your KI card as a library card.

KI staff and public user pick up their library card at the library help desk.  Bring identification with you.

Overdue fines

Overdue fines

If you pay an invoice using bank on internet, check the box that says message and write the invoice number.

You can always pay at the library service desk. We accept both cash and credit card.

The delay charge for day loan starts at 40 SEK. After that the library charges 20 SEK per hour and book.

You have to return day loans 30 minutes before the library opens the next day. A day loan borrowed on a Saturday or before a national holiday, must be retured 30 minutes before the library opens on the following weekday.

Day loans always has to be returned at the library where you borrowed it.

You can read more about day loans and overdue fines in the Library service regulations.

 

The late fee for course books is 5 kr/day per book during the first 10 days. After that the fee increases to 10 kr/day per book. The maximum fee is 150 kr/book.

If you owe 100 kr or more in late fees, your account is frozen and you can no longer reserve or borrow books.

In the library service regulations you will find more our policy regarding books that are returned late or not returned.

Fines for overdue books are paid at the customer desk at the library.

Suggest a purchase

Suggest a purchase

If you are missing a book at the library you can always suggest a purchase.

You can also suggest purchases of journals or a database you think should be available at the library.