You borrow books via our self-service machines with the PIN that you choose when you apply for a UmU card or library card.

Library card - Students & employees at Umeå University

The UmU card is used as library card for students and employees. Apply for the UmU card

Library Card - General public

The library's resources are also open for you who are not a student or an employee at Umeå University. To get a library card you have to be 18 years or older. After you have filled out the application form you may pick up your library card at the information desk on producing your photo ID. Apply for a library card

Library Card - UB Örnsköldsvik

You can obtain a library card at the information desk by presenting a valid photo ID. If you are a registered patron at another library in Örnsköldsvik, your library card is valid with us as well.

Loan Period

Loan period for textbooks (Textbook Collection): 14 days
Loan period for regular books: 30 days (UB Örnsköldsvik 28 days)

Renew your loans

You may renew your loans in the Library search tool or in UB Örnsköldsvik Catalogue:Sign in to the Libray Search ToolSign in to UB Örnsköldsvik Catalogue

Reserve a book that is out on loan

If the book you want is checked out you may sign up in the waiting list in the Library search tool or in Örnsköldsvik Library Catalogue. When a copy of the book has arrived for you, a text message and an e-mail will be sent to you. Please pick up within three days!


To get a receipt for your returns, please return your loans in our return units in the University Library (UB), in the return shelf at the Medical Library (MB) or UB Arts Campus. During off hours you may return your books in one of the book drops outside the libraries. Please note, no receipt will be issued in that case.

Return books by mail

Addresses to the librariesBooks that are borrowed in Umeå (UB, MB and KB) can also be returned at UB Örnsköldsvik and vice versa. Please be aware that the loan is active until it has been deactivated at the library where it belongs.