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In order to find a book and where it is located, you need to search in the Library Search system. If you are at the library, you will find computers that can be used to search for everything the library provides access to.

If you have ordered a book, and received a message that the book has arrived, it is located on the waiting shelf. The books are shelved after your last pick-up date.

Where's the book?

The books in the library are arranged by topic, either by number or letter codes, and you must search for a book in the system to find the exact code.

Code example:

  • 808.027 Neville - Find the book shelf with close by numbers, go digit by digit to find the exact digit combination, then look alphabetically for Neville. There are some separators with code numbers which can help you to locate the book easily.

Find the bok on a map

You can click on the link "Find the book" in our Search system, to get a map that shows where the book is located. The map is also available from our startpage, if you want to see where a book within a specific subject is located.

Time to borrow

Borrowing machines are available at the library entrance, next to the information desk. Use your West Card or library card and follow the instructions on the screen. You will need your PIN code.

The loan period is 14 days, and you can renew the loan up to 16 times, if no one has made a request for the book.

Renew Loans

Renew your loans in your library account.

  • Log in
  • Check the boxes of the books you would like to renew.
  • Click on "Renew" or choose ”Renew all”
  • Confirm that you would like to renew the book/books, by clicking "Yes"

If no one has made a request for the book/books, the loan period will be renewed for another 14 days from today’s date.


You return books in the same machines that you checked the books out in, just choose Return on the screen.

If you need help, ask us! We can be contacted at the information desk.

Can i return the book when the library is closed?

When you receive an email or letter with the information that you need to return a book, you can often do it even though the library is closed. Outside the library entrance you find a return box. You can return the books in the box when the doors to the university are open or if you use your West Card.

If you are a distance learner or have problems travelling to Trollhättan, it is always possible to return the books to us by sending them us. The cost of the return postage is to be paid by the user.

University West Library
461 86 Trollhättan, Sweden


 We send all email to students and staff to the email address at the University or

All users of the library are permitted to use the library's electronic resources for information searches, excepting commercial purposes.

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