Changes to library services due to coronavirus

The Universitys entrance doors will be locked including the Library's from Monday 23 November. Only students and staff with entrance card have access.

When is the Library open and how can I gain access?

The University campus including the Library is only open for students and staff with a valid entrance card (HiG card).

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 18:00

Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

The Library is only staffed Monday - Friday between 11:00 - 14:00

and Saturday 10:00 - 14:00.

Can I contact the Library via telephone and email?

You can reach us via telephone, 026- 64 85 48 or email: on Monday – Friday from 11:00- 14:00.

I want to contact Learning Center

Contact Learning Center If you have questions about our learning management system, Blackboard or Canvas, HiG Play, Zoom or Sunet Survey.

Telephone us on 026-64 87 00, Monday - Friday between 9:00 - 12:00 or send an email to

Can I access the Library’s electronic resources from home as per usual?

As a student or staff member at the University of Gävle, you can always access our e-resources from home. If you have questions or a problem regarding this, you can contact us via telephone or email.

How do web meetings via Zoom work?

The web meeting service Zoom is used to conduct library instruction in information retrieval and book a librarian meetings.

What happens with Library instruction in information retrieval?

Instruction will be conducted according to your allotted time using Zoom. You will find more information and a link to a Zoom room on Blackboard or Canvas, depending in which platform is used in your course.

I want to book a librarian
I need help with academic writing

The Writing Centre offers support online via Zoom, telephone or email. You can request this service via email to: or

Group instruction and workshops will be conducted via Zoom.

I want to make an interlibrary loan

If you require books not contained in the library’s collection, you can request an interlibrary loan from other Swedish libraries and collect the items when the Library is opened and staffed.

Keep in mind that it may be difficult to obtain certain books and that delivery may take longer than usual due to library closures and reduced capacity.

We are temporarily unable to borrow books from libraries outside of Sweden.

Renewing an interlibrary loan or other questions

If you wish to renew your interlibrary loan or have other questions, contact us at:

What applies to borrowing and reserving library books?

Are you sick and unable to borrow or return books?

Borrow books
You can send someone else to borrow books or collect reserved books for you. That person must provide his or her own ID as well as yours, and an entrance card to the University.

Returning library books

  • Check first if you are able to renew your loans via your library account. The number of permitted renewals per item has increased from 4 to 10, as long as the book is not reserved. If the book is reserved, you will not be able to renew it yourself. Contact the library via email: or phone: 026-64 85 48
  • Someone else may return books on your behalf, either in the library or in our return box which is located outside the entrance to the Student Centre. Remember that you must have en entrance card to gain access.
  • Send the book to us via mail, to the following address: University of Gävle, Library, 801 76 Gävle
  • Overdue loans will not incur fees from November 18 2020.

Renewing interlibrary loans
If you wish to renew your interlibrary loan, contact us on:

Are you waiting for a reserved book?
It can take longer than usual to receive your reserved item due to difficulties in returning items on time. Your reservation will remain in place until you receive the book or inform us that you no longer require it.

The Library premises

The side entrances to the Library via the inner courtyard will be closed from Monday 23 of November, and you must have an entrance card to gain access to the LIbrary.


The Library

Telephone: 026-64 85 48
Posting address: Högskolan i Gävle, Biblioteket, 801 76 Gävle
Visiting address: Kungsbäcksvägen 47, Gävle

Published by: Elisabeth Jansson Page responsible: Jenny Ericsson Updated: 2021-05-21
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)