Current information about library services during the COVID-19 pandemic

On this page we will gather current information about the library services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes in library services can occur quickly if recommendations changes.

Opening hours

From 17 August both libraries will open with staff. See what opening hours apply. Please note that we will change opening hours from 5 October.

We will also gladly help you in our digital channels, so feel free to contact us via these instead. This applies to both library and student IT issues.

These limited opening hours apply until further notice.

Check current visitors

Please be aware of the importance of keeping distance to eachother.

  • Here you can see how many visitors who currently are in the library in Flemingsberg. We no longer apply a maximum number of visitors. If the box is empty there are less than 10 people in the library.

  • In the pop-up library in Solna, a maximum of 3 visitors can be inside the library at the same time. Check how many are there before you enter.

Some rooms and parts of the library will be blocked off when staff need to work in different spaces.

Plexiglass is installed at the information desks.

Some spaces might have tape indicating to keep a certain distance, please follow them.

Please note that gathering in groups should not take place at KI's premises, but premises will stay open with the aim of giving students space for individual work in airy environments with connection and access to computers. 

A maximum of 2 people can sit in the group study rooms in Flemingsberg, but you need to keep a distance to the second person in the room. The booking system is closed, but you can use the rooms on a drop-in basis.

Guidance and workshops

Most of our guidance and workshops will be held online during the fall semester. Check the email sent before the guidance / workshop.

Our drop in guidance in information searching will be available online every weekday 11:30-14:00. 

Student IT also primarily provides service online, call or email and they will help you.

Borrow, request and return books

Since March 19, all day loans work like 7 day loans, even though they still look like day loans in reSEARCH and are kept on the day loan shelf. This means that they can be requested, and that the loan period is seven days with automatic renewal as long as there is no one else requesting the book.

Having trouble returning books? You can get an overview of your loans through My account and see, for example, which books have been recalled or automatically renewed. If the book cannot be renewed, and you do not have the opportunity to get to the library – contact us and we will try to solve it. Since March 19, there are no late fines on delayed books, but your fellow students would appreciate if you return reserved books as soon as you are able to. Please note that we are reintroducing late fines from 5 October.

The book drops are open 24/7. 

  • The book drop in Flemingsberg can be found at Alfred Nobels allé 8, outside of the main entrance, to the left if you're going in. It's a grey metal box with the sign Bokinkast / book drop on it. 
  • The book drop in Solna can be found at Retzius väg 13A, it's a black box with the sign Bokinkast / Book drop on it. 

For you as a student

You can use the extended opening hours in Flemingsberg, including access to all books and other resources such as group rooms, resource rooms and more. Your KI card is your access card, and is necessary for access to the premises after staffed hours.

Please note that studying in groups is not allowed at the moment.

For you as an employee

You can use the extended opening hours in Flemingsberg, but please note that you must have applied for access to your KI card before coming to the library.

We recommend that you choose "Home delivery" when reserving books. First, log into My account and make sure we have a correct job address entered in your account. The book will come with the internal mail. Do you work at home? Then change your "Preferred address" to your home address and the book will come home to you by mail.

For doctoral students and rules regarding "nailing"

Important information on changed "nailing" rules and the public defence can be found on the KI Staff site:

For you as a public user (not KI affiliated)

From 17 August public users can use both libraries during staffed hours.

Follow the recommendations

  • Visit the library only if you feel completely healthy.
  • Keep a minimum of 1 meter to the next person.
  • Wash your hands frequently, disinfection is also effective.
  • Cough and sneeze in the arm fold.
  • Our toilets are cleaned twice a day.
  • Both libraries have alcogel stations. Use them!

Stay informed

During these times the risk of misinformation increases, and we advice you to carefully check your sources. More information can be found at the page Evaluating information.

Curious about how it works with e-books? Many English textbooks are available as e-books, please read our blog post When you need to stay away from the library – borrow an e-book.

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