Distance service

Distance service

As a distance student at BTH, you can use the library’s digital services. You can search for information in our search services and databases, and you have access to our e-resources from home (articles, journals, e-books). If you are registered to a distance course and live in Sweden, you can get books delivered to your home address.

Library databases off campus

For distance students, some of the library’s most important resources are our electronic journals and e-books. You can search for them in Summon@BTH.

Using the search box on the first page of the library website, you can also find more digital information services, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias, subject databases, etc.

To access these services from home, you must first login. Read more about login.

Borrow and order

Activate your library account at the Student portal. Then send a message to biblioteket@bth.se at the library to be registered as a distance student.

Please note that this service is only available for students registered at a distance course at BTH. Other students and visitors may register at the library’s information desk.

Distance students at BTH can order books from the BTH library by reserving them at Summon@BTH using your library card number and PIN. Please use your local library if you want to borrow books that are not available at our library (interlibrary loans).

Article copies from our printed journals may be ordered via the order form below. You can also order article copies from journals that are not available in the library’s collections from us. The service is free of charge and you may keep the copies.

Order an article

Loan period and renewals

The loan period for books is normally three weeks, but it is extended by six days for distance students. You can easily renew your loan if the book is not reserved by another person.

Renew your loans

Books and other media should be returned within the given loan period.

Home delivery of books

If you live in Sweden and outside of the municipalities of Karlskrona, Ronneby or Karlshamn, and are registered on a distance course at BTH, we can send books to your home address.

When you receive notification by e-mail that the book you want to borrow is available, you should reply to that e-mail. Tell us that you are a distance student and that you want the book sent to your home. You should also note which address you want the book sent to.

The library provides free return postage for borrowed material. Please contact the library for more information.

When sent from the library, the library is responsible for ensuring that the books reach the specified address. Upon return, the student is responsible for the books until they have been returned to the library.