Extended hours at the library
KI students can use the library's services and premises before and after regular opening hours. All you need is your KI-card (and PIN number). Our aim is to extend students' access to library premises and books in the evenings and weekends.
Employees will also be able to use the library after hours, check the heading How does it work for KI staff?
What is extended opening hours ("meröppet")?
Extended hours means that you can access the library with your KI card (+ PIN number) outside of regular opening hours (special rules apply to doctoral students and KI staff, see the heading How does it work for KI staff?). After regular opening hours, there will be no library staff around, but security guards will be on campus as usual, and can always be reached by phone (their contact number will be clearly visible in the library). However, security guards cannot help with library issues.
If you are an "external visitors" (that is, persons who are not affiliated with KI or have no KI cards) you will only be able to use the library's premises and services during regular opening hours when the library is staffed.
With your KI card you are welcome to use the library's premises as usual. You borrow and return books in our self checkout machines.
Extended hours also means that students who want to use the resource room can do so outside regular opening hours.
How does it work in Solna?
The library premises are open the same hours as the rest of KI's premises in Solna, every day 7.00 - 22.00 (this includes public holidays).
The library in Solna will be open 8.30 - 17.00 on weekdays with library staff in attandence. On Wednesdays the library will be open 8.30 - 19.00, to offer help after office hours.
You must have your KI card (+ PIN number) to enter the library's premises during the extended hours. All glass doors will be closed at 17.00, but you can enter and exit with your KI card via the entrance on level 3 (the passage to Lunden and the group rooms).
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What if I need access to both floors in Solna but am unable to use the stairs?
If you for some reason cannot walk the stairs and need access to both floors before and after regular (staffed) opening hours you need a KI card and a PIN number. You also need to fill out this form. You enter and exit the ground floor through the door at Berzelius väg 7 B. If you need to access the upper floor, use the entrance at (for example) Berzelius väg 3 and then the elevator in the staircase (past the book shop).
How does it work in Flemingsberg?
The library premises are open the same hours as the rest of KI's premises in Flemingsberg, Monday-Friday 7.00 - 22.00 and Saturday-Sunday 11.00 - 17.00. Campus Flemingsberg is closed on public holidays.
The library in Flemingsberg is open 8.30 - 17.00 on weekdays with library staff in attandence. On Mondays the library will be open 8.30 - 19.00, to offer help after office hours.
You must have your KI card (+ PIN number) to enter the library's premises during the extended hours. All glass doors will be closed at 17.00, but you can enter and exit with your KI card through the door just next to the regular entrance.
How does it work for KI staff?
If you are an employee at KI (including doctoral students), you will need to get your KI card activated. Please fill out this form to get access.
All KI affiliated with a KI-ID are entitled to obtain a KI card. If you do not have one, bring this signed form to Aula Medica (Solna) or email Torgny.Noren@ki.se (Flemingsberg). Please note that the form must be signed by the head of the department.
How does it work for "external visitors" (not affiliated with KI)?
You are welcome to visit the library during our regular opening hours. Only visitors with a KI card may stay at the premises after regular opening hours. If you want to return books when the library is closed, use our book drops near the entrances.
What happens if you need help?
During extended hours, the library operates on a self-service basis. There are many guides and tips on our website, for example printing and copying.
Should the self checkout machines not work, instructions on what to do instead will be posted nearby.
What happens if you have forgotten your KI card?
The KI card is the key to visiting the library during the extended hours. If you have forgotten your card, you will not be allowed to use the premises.
What happens if you have forgotten your PIN number for your KI card?
You can quickly and easily change your PIN using the student account login (at the moment only for students).
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