To be able to borrow printed books, you need to be a registered user. If you are a student or member of staff at University of Gävle, use your HiG card as your library card.

  • To read the Library’s e-books or electronically published articles, you only need your user account. You don’t need to have a library card for electronical sources.

Creating a library account

How to get a library account if you are a student or staff at the University of Gävle

  1. Request a library card by filling in this form and click on Order
  2. Go to the library counter, read through and sign the loan conditions. (N.B.You have to do this whitin 7 days from your request)
  3. After this we will activate your Hig - card to be used as a library card. When you log in to your library account you use your library card number and a PINcode.
  4. More information for you who are a Distance Learning Student.

Borrowing books

The simplest way to find our books is via the library catalogue.

You can check out your books yourself in our Self-Issue machines.

Textbooks can be borrowed for 14 days and other books for 28 days.

All textbooks can be found on the ground floor. The other books can be found on the first floor (named floor 3).

Please note that there is a fine (10 SEK/day) for overdue textbooks.

Loan periods and fine for overdue books

You can borrow textbooks for 14 days and if you return them late, you must pay a fee. If your late fees exceed SEK 50, your library account will be blocked and you can neither borrow nor reserve new books.

Delay fees and compensation amounts

Delayed course book SEK 10 / book and day

Maximum amount SEK 300 / book, SEK 1,200 / borrower

Compensation amount for damaged or lost book

Book price + SEK 100 in administration fee. It is also possible to acquire the book yourself and leave it at the library. Books that cannot be repurchased are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

If you come to the library, you can pay the fee by card or Swish. If you cannot come to us, you can pay to the University of Gävle's bank giro account no: 5050 - 5809. As payment message, enter: 3146-9701-9101-95-99. E-mail your name and send a copy of the payment to

(Last revised 2021-10-08)

Returning books

During the Library’s opening hours, you can return your books in the Library’s self-issue machines, When the Library is closed, you can return your books in our book drop, which is located outdoors, outside the Library’s east entrance.

Please note that your books will not be removed from your account until staff has deregistered when the Library opens again.

Renew and make reservations
  • By using your library card number and your PIN code, you can check your loans, renew your books and make reservations of books that are out on loan.
  • Login to personal services
Suggest an acquisition

The Library

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

Published by: Elisabeth Jansson Page responsible: Jenny Ericsson Updated: 2021-10-13
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)