The library gives you access to course books, scientific articles from journals, databases and books, and also other types of services that can be useful for your studies and research. Most of the material is available online and can be accessed from home if you are affiliated to KI.

We are a public library. Even if you are not affiliated with KI, you can borrow books and access e-books, databases and e-journals on site in the library. By searching the search box on the library's home page, you can access virtually all materials available through the library. Learn more about how the search box works.

Off-campus access to the library's e-resources

If you are affiliated to KI, you have off-campus access to the library's e-resources.

Are you about to create links to library resources? See the tips we put together for the links to work both off campus and over time.

Reading e-books

Many of the library's e-books are available in PDF format and can easily be read on both computers and mobile devices. One exception is the books on Ebook Central which are DRM-protected (Digital Rights Management). In order to download and read them offline, you need an Adobe ID and a special e-book reader. If you are using a computer, we recommend that you read our DRM-protected e-books online in your browser for full functionality. If you want to read on a mobile device, it may be better to download the e-book, even if it is only possible to download the book for a limited time. 

For more information on how to download the library’s DRM-protected books, go to Download e-books with a limited loan period.

You can find all the library's e-books via the search box on the library's start page.

Terms of use

You are entitled to use the library's resources for your own, non-commercial studies and research.

Generally speaking, you are allowed to

  • Print and copy single documents
  • Download single documents
  • Send single documents to yourself

You are not allowed to

  • Systematically download or print parts of or entire e-journals and e-books
  • Upload or spread copyrighted articles
  • Sell or pass on contents

The use of e-journals, e-books and databases is regulated though contracts with each respective publisher/supplier; the terms of use can therefore vary somewhat depending on the publisher/supplier in question. Often, you will find information about the terms that apply to a specific e-journal/e-book when you open it. If there is any term of use that you want to query, please contact the library.

Swedish copyright legislation, the Act on Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works (1960:729), applies to the library's printed materials. In practice, that means you are allowed to copy limited parts of books and journals but never a complete work.

Read more about copyright.

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Contact the library

You are welcome to contact us through phone, chat or email.

Opening hours chat & phone

Mon - Fri: 9:00-16:00
Sat - Sun: Closed
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Last updated: 2022-11-15