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The Lund Observatory Library is a part of the Physics and Astronomy Library, which is a joint resource for the Department of Physics and the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics (including Lund Observatory)


The Lund Observatory Library is located on the second floor of the astronomy building, Sövegatan 27, Lund.  There are desks available for students to sit and study. Older astronomy books and journals are kept elsewhere.  

Opening hours

The library is normally open from 8 to 17, Monday through Friday.  The library is closed on public holidays and during some weeks in the summer.  For a more detailed information, please contact us at 046 222 7304.

Applying for a library card

In order to borrow material at the Lund University Libraries you need to activate your LU card as a library card.

Borrowing material from the Lund Observatory Library

All book loans must be recorded in LUBcat, the Lund University library catalogue. There is a self-borrowing service on the computer. You can also ask librarian Eva Jurlander for help.

When the book is returned it is important that it is deregistered. Please, give the book to the staff or put it in the box Bokåterlämning.

Loan Periods

Type Lund University Students Researchers/Ph.D. students
Monographs 6 months
(28 days guaranteed)
6 months
(28 days guaranteed)
Scientific Journals 0 days 0 days
Digital media 28 days 28 days
Course literature 14 days 14 days
Project literature     0 days 365 days
(no maximum loan period)