About the library for new students

Welcome to the library. You can sit here and study, and you can borrow your course literature as well as other books. We provide you with access to many databases and e‑books, on and off campus. If you have a reading impairment, we can help you to get talking books. We can also support you in searching for literature for your essay.

Brief introduction film for SH students

Get started

In order to fully use the library you need a library card with a pincode and an SH account or RKH account to access e‑resources.

  • Library card: If you are a student at SH, just use your SH card. In case you haven't already obtained that, just show ID at the information desk in order to borrow. If you are a student at Swedish Red Cross University or SMI you will have to get a separate library card at the information desk. Don't forget to bring ID. Regardless of where you study, you will also need a pincode to borrow. Select your pincode at the information desk or online at the page New pincode External link, opens in new window. (not valid for students at SMI).

Opening hours

You can see all current opening hours on the page Contact and opening hours. Today's opening hours are always displayed on the bottom of the library's start page. Please note that you cannot use the library outside of the opening hours.

The Information desk

The information desk at the library is staffed during the entire opening hours. This is your key to navigating the library's resources and the library building, whether you have a general question or need help finding research for your essay. If your question is more advanced, try to come when regular staff is present.


We have all the course literature you might need for your course, but you may have to wait for your turn. If a book in on loan, you can reserve it. In the day loan room, you will every morning find one copy of each course book. We also have a vast variety of other books, and through us you can access many databases, journals and e-books. See more about our material on the page Library collections. Read more about loan periods and more on the page Borrow.

Talking books, Braille and other accessible formats

Have you got a reading impairment and need to get your course literature in accessible format, for example as talking books from Legimus? Read more about the library's support for students with disabilities, or make an appointment with our Accessible Media Service team.

A tip for all students at SH is to get the text-to-speech software TorTalk on your phone and computer free of charge. With the software, you can listen to digital texts.

Study environment

The library has a range of study environments for different needs and purposes. There are quiet areas where you can sit in peace, and other areas for group studies.

Computers and printers

We have stationary computers for you to use. There are two printer rooms where you can print either from a library computer or your own, if you are an SH student.

Tutoring in information seeking and the Study Support Unit

The library offer tutorials in information seeking, and help in handling references, if you are writing an essay.

In the library you will also find the Study support unit, which offers guidance, courses and lectures in academic writing, academic speaking and study techniques. It also provides help with references and essay writing. Read more about the study support unit here.


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