Current information about our services

You can reach us via our digital channels. Please keep up with our updates on our web site for current information. (Updated Januari 13 -22)

Can I return books without a key card?

There are possibilities to do this in place at the university and via mail.

» To return books without a key card to the Swedish Defence University

Opening hours for students and employees

Students and employees with key cards can visit the library to borrow books between 6 AM and 10 PM. Please stay at home with any symptoms and follow the Public Health Agency´s (Folkhälsomyndigheten) regulations and common advice.

Our points of contact

You can reach us during the following hours. We will answer your questions Monday to Friday:

  • E-mail: between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Our chat service is open weekdays 9 AM to 5 PM except on Tuesdays when the chat is open from 11 AM to 5 PM and on Fridays from 9 AM to 3 PM.
  • Our digital information desk via Zoom is open every weekday. You do not have to book an appointment.

» Our digital information desk

Telephone in Zoom - how it works

  1. Call 08- 503 397 28
  2. Push the meeting number 617 1479 3141 #
  3. Follow the instructions

You use your regular phone and will reach a Zoom room.


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10 AM - 11 AM
1 PM - 2 PM

08-553 425 60

Reduce risk of infection by considering the protective rules when visiting the library

Please read the instructions about covid-19 for students from the Swedish Defence University before planning a visit to the library.

Possibility to get books sent by mail

If you are a student or an employee at the Swedish Defence University and you are located outside of the Stockholm region we have the possibility to send library books to you by mail.

» Information about borrowing and returning books during the pandemic.

Electronic library is always open

As a student or employee at Swedish Defence University you can always access the digital resources of the library via our web site.

» Use our search tool Primo to find books and articles

» Search our databases

» Search e-books

» Search journals

My loans - self-service your loans and requests

With the My loans tool you can request, renew and get information about due dates for your loans. You can also change the PIN code used in the self-service machines.

» More information about My loans

Do you need remote tuition in information retrieval or reference handling?

Students and employees have the option to book an appointment for tuition online. Booking request and suggestions about day and time for the tuition you send to

New student at Swedish Defence University?

» Information about the library for new students

How to get your library account

Students at Swedish Defence University do not need to apply for a library account. Employees at Swedish Defence University and the general public can apply on our web site.

» Library account for students and employees at Swedish Defence University

Our loan period is 28 days

You can make loan renewals for 28 days at a time until a maximum of 168 days is reached. You can renew you loans by logging on to My loans provided the item is not requested by someone else or the maximum loan period of 168 days is not reached.

Pick up requested books

Requested books can be picked up and borrowed in the library if you have a key card to the university. They will be placed on a trolly close to the library entrance. The requests are anonymized, the request number in your notification e-mail corresponds to the request number on the slip in the book.

If you do not want to borrow a book you have requested you can let it be on the trolly and we will remove it.

Interlibrary loans

As a student or employee at Swedish Defence University you have the option to request books and articles from other libraries.

  • We will notify you when your ordered book/article can be picked up.
  • It is important that you contact us to make an appointment for pickup. The books must be manually lent out.

There are certain limitations to interlibrary loans 

» Requesting interlibrary loans

Would you as a teacher wish support in digital tools?

Join the drop-in slots via Zoom to get support and training. You will be met by our IT educators and you can raise issues about remote teaching and digital tools.

Drop-in slots weekdays:

  • 11.30 AM - 12.30 PM
  • 3.30 PM - 4.30 PM

» Link to Zoom meeting with our IT educators

The branch library at Karlberg

The library is available by key card for students at the Officer Programme. You can borrow and return through the self-service machines. See opening hours for more information.

The library function at the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters

The library is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The library is only accessible by employees at the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters.