No matter if you are a new or old student at the University of Borås you might have some questions about library cards. To be able to borrow books from the Library you need a library card, but how do you get it? And is anyone allowed to borrow books from the Library? How does it really work?
As a student at the university you don’t have a specific library card, it’s the black chip that you received at the introduction that you use when borrowing books. When you’re about to borrow a book you need the chip and the PIN (four digits) that you chose when you got the chip. If you have forgotten the PIN, no need to worry, bring your ID card/passport and visit the Information Point in the Library or the Student Center and you can set a new PIN. The same goes if you have not yet received a chip, bring your ID card/passport and visit the Information Point in the Library or the Student Center.
If you are registered as a distance student and need your library card before your first meet up in Borås, fill in this form and we will send you a chip.
Are you not a student at the University of Borås, but you still want to use the Library and borrow books? That’s perfectly fine! Bring your ID card to the Information Point in the Library and we’ll make sure that you can borrow books. You won’t get a physical library card (or chip), instead you will use your Personal identity number and a PIN when you are borrowing books.
Text & Picture: Katharina Nordling