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Interlibrary loans, databases & journals

The libraries at Lund University have a wide range of tools ans search services for finding essential medical and health literature. If you can´t find a specific article or a book in the Lund University collections, you can make a request through Medical Faculty Library interlibrary loan service.

Interlibrary loan service by Library & ICT*

If you can´t find a specific article or a book in the Lund University collections, you can make a request through Medical Faculty Library (Library & ICT) interlibrary loan service. You need to be employee or affiliated with a Lucat ID to order articles and books through our service.


  • 80 SEK per article copy
  • 150 SEK per book from libraries outside the Nordic countries
  • No fee for books from libraries within the Nordic countries

How to order an interlibrary loan

  1. Before you place your order, please check if you already have access to the article or journal, or if the book you need already is available at Lund University:
  2. Request your interlibrary loan at the Lund University Libraries website.
  3. After ordering, you will be contacted by Medical Faculty Library interlibrary loan service. Please, contact us if you have any questions.

Databases & scientific journals at Lund University

Finding databases, journals, and e-books in LUBsearch

LUBsearch is the Lund University portal and collective entry point to all the Lund University Libraries' collections. Through a single search field, you can find journals, databases, medical dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and e-books.

List of Medicine & Health databses in LUBsearch

Access to databases, journals and e-books off-campus

As an employee, you can access databases and journals and other electronic recourses such as e-books and encyclopaedias outside the university network. When you’re working from home or elsewhere outside the university network, use your Lucat ID for access via LUBsearch, or connect to VPN.

Search, borrow, and request books

In the library catalogue, you can see if the book you are looking for is available, which library it is placed at and the shelving location. You can choose any library as a pick-up location when placing a request for a book. It is not possible to place a request for available textbooks. Use your LU card to borrow and request books.

How to register and activate an account at Lund University library catalogue webpage 
Search and request books in Lund University library catalogue LUcat

About us

  • We give support to researchers in the research process, publishing, and dissemination of the scientific output.
  • We give support to teaching and learning. Our liaison librarians are a pedagogical resource for students, and a cooperative partner for the degree programmes and teachers. We also operate two physical libraries, which function as a part of the faculty learning environment.

Read more about Library & ICT´s mission at

* ICT = Information and communication technologies


Library & ICT

Contact us if you have any questions about your journals, databases, and interlibrary loans, or want to submit a purchase suggestion.
 Library & ICT´s contact form