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.
Regular loan period: 4 weeks
Short-term loan: 2 weeks
Quick loan: 1 week
Non-fiction movie: 2 weeks
Recreational movie: 1 week
CD music: 2 weeks
CD music, children’s: 4 weeks
Games: 2 weeks
Periodicals (not current year): 1 week
Whenever possible, Almedalsbiblioteket purchases at least one copy of all mandatory course literature for the courses at Gotland University. When two copies of a title are available, one is lent out on a ‘short-term loan’ basis, while the other is only lent out for two days (‘course literature loan’). For more details, see below.
Short-term loan: The book is lent out for two weeks. It is
labeled ‘Kortlån’ on the spine. A short-term loan can be reserved and renewed if
no one else is waiting for the book.
Overdue fee: 5 SEK/day.
Course Literature loan: Course literature books are lent out
for two days. They cannot be reserved or renewed. These books are labeled
‘Kursbok’ on the spine.
Overdue fee: 20 SEK/day.
There is no fee for reserving the library’s own material. Note, however, that
course literature with a loan period of 2 days cannot be reserved. With your
library card and PIN, you can
on to our system (information only available in Swedish) 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. 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.