Library card/PIN code
You will need a library card to borrow books or use a computer from the library. If you are new to the library, you can get a card for free by registering as a new patron and then showing your ID at the main desk on Level 2. Each card is supplied with a PIN that makes it possible to use the self-issue machine and to log on to our website to make renewals and reservations and to book computers. You choose a four-digit PIN when you register for a library card.
Main collection books
There are no fees for borrowing books and other media (exception: movies and games), but your library card is a valuable document that should be protected. Since the holder is responsible for all material borrowed on the card, a lost card should be reported immediately for cancellation.
The normal loan period is four weeks. Some material, however, can only be borrowed for a shorter time, such as course books, periodicals, CDs and recreational films. If there are one or more other requests to borrow a particular book, the loan period is automatically shortened to two weeks. See list below for details.
4 week loan period on: books, audio books, audio books, music CDs for children.
2-week loan period on: video games, music CDs, and magazines (not the current year's numbers may not be lent).
1 week loan period on: fast loan books, as well as feature films/documentaries, course books tagged "Kursbok" and red dot.
Whenever possible, Almedalsbiblioteket purchases at least one copy of all mandatory course literature for the courses at Uppsala University - Campus Gotland.
Course Literature loan: Course literature books are lent out
for seven days. These books are labeled ‘Kursbok’ on the spine.
Overdue fee: 10 SEK/day.
There is no fee for reserving the library’s own material. With your library
card and PIN, you can
log on to
our system and reserve material from the library catalog yourself and see
what books you have on loan.
Books may be returned during the library’s opening hours. When the library is
closed, you can use our drop slot which is located on Kaserngatan, back of the
library. It is also possible to return books at other libraries in Gotland.
Loss of right to borrow from the library
Library visitors/users who in some way seriously abuse their borrowing rights or infringe against library regulations may be barred from future use by the head of library or library unit for up to 3 months. The decision may be appealed to the town’s Committee for Cultural and Recreational Activities (Kultur- och fritidsnämnden).
Terms of Confidentiality
In accordance with Ch. 9, Sect. 22, of the Swedish Secrecy Act (SFS 1980:100, SFS 1989:713), no information about people’s loans, reservations or other kinds of bookings will be made available.