FAQ

Answers to some common questions about the library.

Computers

How do I access the library computers?

To login on a library computer, use your MDH account.

If you are neither a student nor staff you can get a temporary login at the Student Centre.

 

How do I get access to Wifi?

If you are neither a student nor staff you can get a temporary login at the Student Centre.

If you are a student at another university that uses eduroam you can use the same account to login to eduroam here.

Using eduroam.

 

Copying and printing

How do I use the printers in the library?

To be able to use the University’s printing service, EduPrint, you need to have an MDH card and an account for printing.

If you are neither a student nor staff you can get a temporary login at the Student Centre.

Guide to eduPrint

 

How to do to refill money so that I can print and copy?

Log in to the Print portal to refill your account.

 

Do you have a scanner?

Yes all the printers have scanners. You can scan to your email, home catalogue or the cloud.

Guide to scanning

 

Library hall

Are there group rooms in the library?

In Eskilstuna you will find group rooms to the left in the library nearby the silent reading room.

In Västerås there are no group rooms in the library. However, there are plenty of them all around the university.

How do I make a group room reservation?

You can make an online-reservation through Kronox . You will find the group rooms in the library listed under the letter F.
 

How do I find books at the library?

Most of the library’s books are organized by subject according to the Dewey Decimal System. Every subject is identified by a number, e.g. the book "Organizing knowledge: an introduction to managing access to information" by Jennifer E. Rowley is shelved at 020 Rowley.

Some books are organized by year and number. The first book is marked with serial number 2013-0001, the second one with 2013-0002 and so on.

Older books have a letter and a number. The books are organized in 23 departments: A-X. The books are ordered in numerical order. E.g. V 4523 or Q 1723.

Some collections are organized in other ways, e.g. course reference books and fiction.

Don't hesitate to ask the staff if there is something you can't find in the library!

 

Borrowing

How do I apply for a library card?

You have to register as a new patron .

 

Can I borrow books although I am not a student?

Yes. First register as a new patron .

Then contact a member of the staff and show your ID card.

 

For how long can I borrow a book?

The loan period is three weeks.

Books that are requested by other patrons have a loan period of two weeks.

 

How do I renew my current loan?

Book are automatically renewed for 6 months, if no one else has requested it. If your loan is not renewed, you will receive an e-mail.

 

I have forgotten my PIN code, how can I get a new one?

Log in to My library account

 

What if I return the book too late?

The overdue fine is 5 SEK per book and day.

The overdue fine for day loans are 50 SEK per book and day.

 

Can you help me borrow a book from another library?

A publication not to be found at the University Library can be ordered as an interlibrary loan from other libraries both in Sweden and elsewhere. Article copies also count as interlibrary loans. This service is just for MDH students and MDH staff.

Please note that a publication which the library itself stocks (as an e-book or if it is out on loan) is never requested from another library.

Interlibrary loans

 

How do I find out that a book I have requested is ready for pick-up?

The library will send you an e-mail when a book is ready for pick-up. You can also check if a book is on hold for you by logging in to My library account on the library website.

 

How do I download or read an e-book?

If you are a student or a member of staff at MDH you can use our collection of e-books. Search for them in our Discovery-service. Instruction how to download e-books.

If you are neither a student nor staff you can get a temporary login at Studenttorget.

 

Can I borrow magazines and journals?

No, you can only read our printed journals in the library.

 

Information retrieval

How do I search the library databases from home?

If you are a student, researcher or member of staff at MDH you can access most of the library's databases from home. Sign in with your MDH account.

 

Can I use the e-resources at MDH even if I am not a student?

If you are neither a student nor staff you can get a temporary login at Studenttorget.

 

Can you help me find information for an assignment?

Yes, our subject librarians give tutorials in information retrieval for students and staff at MDH. During the tutorial, you and the librarian together, chose information sources and search methods suitable for your assignment. Book a tutorial.

I have problems with accessing your e-resources!

If you come across e.g. broken links, articles that can't be opened or have problems downloading e-books, please report this to us.

Report an error

Recording essays

How do I publish my student thesis in DiVA?

Instructions on how to publish your student thesis in DiVA.