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.
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.
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
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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