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Library services during summer

Here you can find information about opening hours and more at KTH Library.

Published Jun 02, 2021

KTH Library has limited opening hours and services during the summer holidays, but our digital support is open on weekdays all summer.

Girl studying at KTH Library while keeping social distancing

Opening hours this summer

Main library

  • June 14–23: 12 noon–4 pm Monday–Friday
  • June 24: 9.30 am–1 pm
  • June 25–August 1: CLOSED
  • August 2–15: 12 noon–2 pm Monday–Friday
  • August 16–29: 8 am–6 pm Monday–Friday
  • August 30 and onwards: regular opening hours

Our libraries in Kista and Södertälje

  • June 15–23: open to KTH students and employees with access cards
  • June 24–August 8: CLOSED
  • August 9–15: open to KTH students and employees with access cards
  • August 16 and onwards: regular opening hours

Loans, requests and orders

Person reading on the lawn

All loans (not including interlibrary loans) have extended loan periods until August 16 at the earliest. This is applicable to 14 day loans as of May 31 and 7 day loans as of June 7.

If you wish to know your specific return dates, log into your library account.

You can not make any requests or orders during summer.

The order form for books and articles is closed between June 15 and August 8. However, KTH employees can order articles until July 2.

The last day for requests to and from the libraries in Kista and Södertälje is June 6, and the last day for requesting pick-up at the main library is June 21. Orders and requests open again on August 2 at the main library and on August 16 in Kista and Södertälje.

If you wish to return books, please do so using the book drop outside the main library entrance. The book drop there is open all summer. The book drops in Kista and Södertälje will be closed between June 24 and August 8.

Access to electronic material off campus

As a student or employee with a KTH account, you automatically have access to all electronic material through the library, even if you work remotely.

Access to electronic material.

Tutorials

Librarian hold an online tutorial on her balcony

During summer, there are no bookable times for tutorials in our booking form, but if you need assistance during summer, please write to us on biblioteket@kth.se  and we will do our best to help you.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. During summer, our digital support can help you on email and phone Monday–Friday.

Phone: 08-790 70 88 (11 am–1 pm)

Email: biblioteket@kth.se  (12 noon–2 pm)

Our chat service (kth.se/library) will be closed June 25–August 2, and then open between 12 noon and 2 pm Monday–Friday until August 13.

We wish you all a wonderful summer!

Start of term in short

Last school year, KTH Library has been open with limited opening hours and with an appeal to students to not visit the library unless they have to.

We hope that the autumn term will be more business as usual, and we will resume our regular opening hours at the main library as of August 30. That means the main library is open 8 am–9 pm Monday–Thursday, 8 am–7 pm on Fridays and 10 am–4 pm on Saturdays.

We are very happy to welcome all our visitors back this autumn, but we would like to stress that it is still important to maintain physical distance, and to stay home even with mild symptoms.