KTHB is open to the public. The library consists of several branches. Library services and collections are available to students, researchers and staff from KTH and other institutions of higher education. KTHB's facilities and services are also available to businesses, government authorities and institutions, and to individuals wishing to use the library for research and study purposes within KTH:s disciplines.
1. Library cards
1.1 Library cards are issued at KTHB:s main library and branch libraries.
1.2 Residents of Sweden who have turned 16 years of age are eligible to apply for a KTHB library card. Non-resident researchers and students are also eligible to apply for a KTHB card providing they can establish proof of enrollment at KTH or other Swedish institution of higher education. Proof of identification must be provided when applying for or renewing a KTHB card.
1.3 The library card is personal and not transferable to anyone else.
1.4 To utilise library services reserved for KTH students and staff, users are required to establish their KTH membership when applying for or renewing a KTHB card. Once the cardholder's term of employment, research or studies with KTH ends, eligibility for these services also expires.
1.5 By signing the library card, the user enters into a formal agreement with KTHB, consenting to abide by KTHB's current regulations governing library and information services.
1.6 KTHB cardholders are obliged to notify KTHB when they change name or address.
1.7 In the event of a card being lost or stolen, the cardholder should notify KTHB staff as soon as possible so that the card can be cancelled to prevent unauthorised use.
2.1 All loans must be issued on a self-checkout workstation or at the desk. Borrowers are personally responsible for their loans until these are registered as returned. Loans made on behalf of others require written authorisation.
2.2 Loans should be returned immediately on request when the material on loan has been reserved by another person. If no one else has reserved the material, the loan may be renewed.
2.3 An overdue fee is charged for course books that are not returned by due date. This applies to the collections of course books with short loan periods (7 days or less) at KTHB:s branch libraries Forum, Haninge and Telge.
2.4 When material has not been returned after repeated reminders, the borrower will be prohibited from borrowing further material and issued with an invoice. The invoice covers the cost of the replacement material itself plus any extra cost incurred by KTHB in procuring the replacement material. KTHB charges an administration fee for books returned after they have been invoiced.
2.5 Damage to borrowed material is to be paid for by the borrower. All repairs to damaged material are to be carried out by KTHB. Damaged material remains the property of KTHB even after damage has been paid for.
2.6 Invoices sent by KTHB that remain outstanding after their due dates are sent to debt collectors for appropriate action.
2.7 Journals, reference material and literature from older collections are not normally available for loan.
2.8 All information concerning an individual cardholder's loans, reservations or other bookings are strictly confidential.
3. Interlibrary loans
3.1 Interlibrary loans is a service for KTH student, researchers and staff. Others may turn to their nearest library.
4. Electronic information sources
4.1 In principle, all visitors to KTHB have the right to use information sources licensed to KTHB, including databases and electronic journals. Accessing these from outside the confines of the library requires the user to be registered as a student or staff of KTH.
4.2 Users must comply with the terms of licence agreements. Articles from periodicals or other sources may only be printed or downloaded for personal, non-commercial scholarly, research or educational use.
5.1 Any person committing an infringement of the library regulations or behaving within the confines of the library in a way that causes disturbance to others or interruption to normal library operations, and then ignores a warning to cease this activity, may have their KTHB borrowing and access rights suspended by the Chief Librarian until further notice.
5.2 Should any person subject to disciplinary action in response to an infringement of these regulations feel that this action is unfair, they are entitled to lodge the matter with the Chief Librarian for reconsideration.
In case of dispute, the original Swedish version of these translated regulations will apply.