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.
Our library is a public library and people who are not affiliated to KI are also welcome to borrow books. You can also access e-books, databases and e-journals in the library.
Access via reSEARCH
Via reSEARCH, the search box on the library's startpage, you can access practically all the material that is available through the library. The things you can find here include:
- Books – printed books and e-books.
- Articles – journal articles and articles in encyclopaedias.
Accessing specific search services – KIB Finder
In KIB Finder you can browse and access the library's information resources. Here, you will find:
- Databases – browse the library's databases by subject or alphabetically
- Journals – search for a journal using word(s) from the title
- Apps – the library highly recommends this!
- Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Many of our e-books are available in PDF format and can easily be read on both PCs and mobile devices. Two exceptions are the books from Ebook Central and Thieme, that are DRM-protected. 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. But 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.
All the library's e-books are searchable in reSEARCH, but it is also possible to go directly to the different vendors' e-book platforms.
Cannot find what you are looking for?
If you do not find a book or article, you can try checking the box Also include material not offered by KI Library to the right, when you search in reSEARCH. Then you will also get hits on material that is available in full text online because it is published open access. For material that you cannot access either via the library or open access a link to a pre-filled form will appear, which you as an employee or student can use to order an interlibrary loan or an article copy via the library. Please note that we do not borrow material that is available at another library in the Stockholm area if you are a student.
If a recently published book is missing in the library collections or if you think the library should subscribe to a specific journal or database, you can submit a purchase suggestion. Please note that we usually buy the material in electronic form whenever possible. Course books are purchased after being ordered by course directors.
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.