Chalmers Library is open to the public and everyone is welcome to use our services. Most of the printed library materials are in closed stacks but recent materials is available on the shelfs. It is easy to borrow and return materials in the self-checkout service.
With close to 500 000 visits in 2014 Chalmers Library is one of the most popular learning environments on campus. The physical libraries are developing into vibrant hubs offering inspiration, a place to study and meet.
We offer quiet reading space, group study rooms and group study areas. With generous opening hours it is the study home for many on campus but also a place where you can use a computer, print, scan and receive the assistance of librarians in search of knowledge.
Peer to peer learning initiatives are becoming increasingly popular and the library hosts a Math tutoring, a High School home work program and a gathering for those who wish to improve their Swedish conversational skills.
”Everything you need is at the library – I can warm my food, there’s a café and if I need a book I can just pick it up. It is well organized, with a nice atmosphere. The group study rooms are good, easy to book and the reference guides online are awesome!”
Isabelle, student at Management and Economics of Innovation
”During exam periods I always study in the quiet reading room. It’s perfect: good air and a perfect temperature. If I need a break I can just get a magazine or visit the café. The Library is a reliably source, the literature provided give the essay the weight it needs”.
Maria, Architect student
The Main Library offers services for students with learning disabilities. Students are able to schedule an individual tutoring session with a librarian for assistance on publishing, reference writing, searching etc. The Main Library is also a venue for the Student Centre, IT Help Desk and the Department of Language and Communication.
Kuggen is Sweden’s first learning commons. The building is a place where students, researchers, business and public meet. The colourful cogwheel is situated in a creative environment at campus Lindholmen.
The Architecture Library has an extensive collection of materials within the fields of architecture, urban planning and design. Teachers and librarians work closely together ensuring students make the best use of available resources in a lab like environment.
Since the emphasis is on electronic content all three of our library locations are being developed to support new ways of learning and studying, while maintaining the core of library services and space.
”It is a castle of knowledge! The ideas of improvement never end. It has always been a cool place when it comes to new technology, architecture and interior design. The large areas and red armchairs remind me of an airport lounge and it makes me feel – Wow, I want to stay here!”
Ingrid Johansson, SFIS Information specialist of the year and Lecturer at The Swedish School of Library and Information Science
”I visit the Architecture Library often to look up details in books and to read magazines. It can be everything from ten times a day til once a week. I use old essays a lot to see how other people write.”
Malin, Architecture student