As a new student, the library is an important part of the introduction to KI, as we support students with IT questions. Important information can be found at the KI web pages Planning your arrival, Student account and Welcome to Karolinska Institutet.
Activate your student account
As a new student you need to activate your student account, follow the instructions.
Problems activating the student account? Tips on how to get started can be found on My student account. If you should continue having problems, contact Student IT at the University Library.
The student account is used for...
Get your KI card
Your KI card serves as your access card, library card and printing card. All information on how to get your card can be found at KI card for students
The KI card is handled by UF/Property Department/Environmental and Security Unit at Karolinska Institutet.
The KI card is used for...
- Access card
- Library card
Wireless network and other IT services
On the page Computers & IT you will find all the information related to KI's IT services, including wireless network and how to connect the student e-mail to your smartphone. At the library you will also find Student IT, a support function for student IT-related issues.
The library offers various kinds of study facilities for different needs. You can read more about them on the page Study facilities. Other parts of the campus offers a variety of facilities, including ANA 23 (Alfred Nobels allé 23 in Flemingsberg) and House 75 (Solna).
Access to library facilities fall semester 2020
Please note that the university library on Berzelius väg 7B in Solna will be closed during 2020, due to renovation. Instead we are offering a temporary pop-up library in Solna (located on floor 3 in House 75, Retzius väg 13B). The pop-up library has limited opening hours, and you will have to plan your visit in advance.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the library in Flemingsberg will have limited opening hours. Read more on the page Current information about library services during the COVID-19 outbreak
Get to know your library
The University Library - KIB
- One library – two locations (Solna & Flemingsberg)
- Study facilities and group study rooms
- Extended opening hours ("meröppet") 7 days a week in Flemingsberg with your KI card (extended hours only in Flemingsberg 2020 due to renovation work in Solna)
- Books, databases, articles and other information can be found at our website
- Contact us via chat, e-mail, telephone, facebook, twitter or visit us!
- Questions regarding searching scientific information? Contact guidance in information searching
- Need support in academic writing? Make an appointment with Academic Writing Support
Welcome to the library - some tips and hacks
The medical student Maya is showing new student how to make best use of the library during your studies here at KI.
Academic Writing Support at the Library
How extended opening hours work at the library in Flemingsberg
Wasim shows you how it works. I No extended opening hours at the library in Solna during 2020. Spoken language Swedish, English subtitles.
How do you search for a book and then borrow it?
Wasim will take us through the whole process, but not everything goes according to plan... Spoken language Swedish, English subtitles.