As a patron you promise to abide by the loan regulations of the University Library.

Library cards

You may apply for a library card starting from when you turn 18 years old. Register, and then show valid identification at the information desk.

For students and employees at Jönköping University, the JU-card is the library card. No other registration is needed.

The library card is personal and shall be presented on each loan occasion.

Immediately report loss of the JU-card at Self Service. Contact the library immediately if you lose your library card.

Loan period

The loan period is, in most cases, 14 days. For certain items, for example cell phone chargers, the loan period might be shorter.

Books from the course book collection can be borrowed for 7 days.

Returns are made in the self-check-out stations during the library's opening hours or in the return box outside the entrance. Books returned in the box outside the entrance are registered the next day the library is open.

The current loan period and due date can be viewed in My loans or in the self-check-out stations in the library.

Our system will always attempt to send a reminder to your registered e-mail address when the loan is due. It is always your responsibility to keep track of due dates.


If there are no reservations on a loan, it will be automatically renewed 3 days before the last loan date; however, there is a maximum total loan period of 6 months.

Renewals can also be made on My loans, the self-service machines, or by contacting the library. You can renew a book several times, however, the maximum total loan period is 6 months.

A loan cannot be renewed if the book is requested by another borrower.

Employees at Jönköping University, and ILL libraries, will have their loans automatically renewed up to 12 months, unless there are requests by other borrowers. 


Reservations can be made by  students from any university, and employees at Jönköping University. Reservations are made through Primo.

You will receive a notice from the library when the book is available.

Not for loan

Reference literature, newspapers, and journals are only available for reading at the library and cannot be borrowed.

Interlibrary loans

Books requested from other libraries are subject to the loan regulations of the lending library.

Overdue notices

The late return fine for 14-day loans is 10 SEK/day and item.

For books from the course book collection, the late return fine is 50 SEK/day and book.

Reminders regarding interlibrary loans will be sent every five days. As from the second reminder, a fine of 50 SEK/book and reminder, will be charged.

When your fine exceeds 300 SEK, you are suspended from borrowing any material until the fine is settled.

If the book is not returned despite several reminders, the University Library will send an invoice covering the retail price of the book, and a handling charge of 200 SEK/book.

Materials which are not returned on time will be requested by the University Library by e-mail and direct mail. You are obliged to keep track of the loan period for borrowed materials. The University Library is not obliged to send reminders but does this as a service. Late return fines are applied even though you have not received an overdue notice or reminder.

Damaged or lost books

Should a book be damaged or lost, the borrower will be charged a replacement fee equivalent to the purchase price, and an administrative charge of 200 SEK.

Even when the borrower has paid for damaged items, they remain the property of the library.

All replacements and repairs are taken care of by the library.

Personal information

When you acquire a library card you agree to have your personal data stored in the university library system according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We need your personal data in order to register where books and other media are when checked out as well as to be able to contact you if they are not returned in time or to notify you when a requested book is available.

The personal data we store are name, personal identity number, library card number, address, email address and (in some cases) phone number. Data concerning your loans and requests are also stored in the library system. This data is confidential and will be deleted in connection with loan returns and payment of any pertaining fees. Your library account will be deleted 2 years after the expiry date.

When requesting interlibrary loans your name and library card number will be stored in the external library system we use to fulfill the request.

You have the right to be told which personal data is stored about you. You just need to show your ID to the library staff at the information desk. You have the right to have your personal data corrected or deleted.

The personal data will only be used within the library context.

The library reserves the right to make changes to the loan regulations, which will be the valid regulations as from then. Information about changes are notified on the library website.