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Distance Learning Students

Here you can read more about borrowing books if you are a student enrolled in a distance learning course at University of Gävle, who live in Sweden but outside Gävle municipality.

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

Creating a library account

Distance learning students at the University of Gävle living outside Gävle municipality can register online. E-mail to the address bilioteket@hig.se to complete the registration. You will get your library card by post. You can also have books sent to you by post within Sweden. Tell us if you want this service in your e-mail.

Books can be sent to your home address

Printed books in our possession can be sent to you through the post, if you are enrolled in a distance learning course at University of Gävle but do not live in Gävle municipality. We only send books within Sweden, and please note that return postage will be at your own expense. Please observe that course books needs to have reached us no later than the due date to avoid overdue fees.

Update your contact details when you move

  • Please remember to update your contact details when you move, as we are not automatically informed of a change of address. You can change your contact details by logging into your library account.
  • To the library account

Ordering books

Our printed books and all e-books on a reading list can be found in our library catalogue. If the book is available on the shelf, you can order it via e-mail by using our e-mail: biblioteket@hig.se

If the book is checked out, you can reserve it yourself in the library catalogue. When it is available, we will notify you via e-mail and you can cancel a request within 24 hours if it is no longer needed. If you don’t cancel your request, we will send the book to you the next day.

Loan period

The loan period is two weeks for course books and four weeks for other items. Books should be sent in time so that they have reached us no later than the due date, if you want to avoid overdue fees.

  • Overdue fees
Loan renewal

If your loans are not reserved by someone else, you can renew your loans via our catalogue, using your library account and PIN-code. You can renew your books a maximum of four times. Should you require more time you must contact the library.

Interlibrary loans

Literature unavailable at the university library can be borrowed from other libraries inside or outside of Sweden. Articles are sent home directly but books must be collected from the university library.


The Library

Telephone: 026-64 85 48 e-mail: biblioteket@hig.se
Postal address: Högskolan i Gävle, Biblioteket, 801 76 Gävle
Visiting address: Kungsbäcksvägen 47, Gävle

Published by: Elisabeth Jansson Page responsible: Jenny Ericsson Updated: 2023-09-07
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)