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New student at the Library

Welcome to MDU and the University Library! Gathered here is the information you need to know before the start of your studies.

How do I borrow books?

To be able to borrow you must first register as a patron.

Create a library account External link.

How do I see if you have the course literature I need?

Search in the catalogue to see what books we have and whether we have them in. If the book is out on loan you can make a reservation for it. You will get an email when it’s available for collection. A lot of books are available as e-books, so you can download them to your computer, tablet or telephone.

There are reference copies of all course books on the University Library course book shelves. You are not permitted to borrow these books, but you are welcome to read them in the Library.

Search in Primo External link.

How long is the loan period on the books?

  • The loan period is normally 3 weeks.
  • The loan period for books reserved by another patron is 2 weeks.
  • Your loans are automatically renewed if there are no reservations.

Advice and support during your studies


  • Search guide. External link. Here you will get tips on how to think regarding searches, what databases could be relevant for you and how to evaluate the literature you find.
  • Subject guides External link. are adapted for various programmes and various subject areas. In these guides the Library has collected links about information searching, databases, source criticism, writing and reference management, according to subject area.





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Ask us

If you have any questions about the Library, send an email, phone or chat with us!

  • Email: biblioteket@mdh.se
  • Telephone (08:00-12:00): Eskilstuna: 016-15 37 00, Västerås: 021-10 13 44
  • We also have a FAQ, where you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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