FAQ Corona

FAQ Corona

Here you can find information about the library services during the pandemic.

N.B. This information, which is valid during the pandemics, isn’t static and can be changed at any time. Keep updated!

You are welcome to contact us during our phone hours and via e-mail.

Opening hours for the libraries at campus Gräsvik in Karlskrona and campus Piren in Karlshamn are found here

Select one of the headings above (directly below the image) to find answers to your questions.

The library at campus Gräsvik, Karlskrona is open for BTH’s students, with a limited number of individual self-study seats. The library at Gräsvik will be open on weekdays without staff, but with a self-service station for borrowing and returning books.

When the library is open, the number of seats in the library is limited, to make it possible to keep a distance. There is a maximum of 56 seats upstairs and 34 seats downstairs. Please respect the maximum number we have stated per table (1 person) and room (1 person) and don’t exceed it, so that we can continue to stay open and avoid the spread of the Coronavirus. More seating is available at Bistro J (Hörs) in the J-building at Gräsvik.

A BTH card is required to gain access to the library and to the study places in houses H and J. Students who do not have a BTH card can call the reception at 08: 00-16: 00 on telephone number 0455-38 50 00 or email studentreception@bth.se and book an appointment to arrange a card. If you can study off-campus, you do not need to get a BTH card now.

The library at Piren in Karlshamn is also open for BTH’s students, with a self-service station for borrowing and a book drop for returning books. 

Follow the Public Health Agency’s recommendations: Keep your distance, wash your hands often, and stay at home if you are ill.

If you need information about the Coronavirus/ COVID-19, go to the website of the Public Health Agency of Sweden. There you can find updated information in several languages.


Use Summon@BTH to access the digital library.

Log in with your BTH account (acronym and password) to access the full-text

Here is a direct link to our database list
NOTE that the links are unique to BTH and must be used to gain access.


The information desk is open online in zoom for staff and students. Contact us at biblioteket@bth.se or piren@bth.se to make an appointment.


Students and staff at Blekinge Institute of Technology can book an appointment with a librarian for advanced information searches online via Zoom (video conference).


Search for the book in Summon and check if it is available in the library.

If the library is closed due to the pandemic:

Send an e-mail to biblioteket@bth.se and tell us which books you want to borrow. We can send books by mail to students outside Karlskrona but within Sweden.

If the library is open:

Come to the library during opening hours and use the self-service station.

Activate your library account in the Student portal.

Summer loans. Books borrowed or renewed after June 8th will not have to be returned until August 30th.




You queue up for a borrowed book by searching it in Summon@BTH, clicking on the book title, the book status or the three dots in the upper right corner and logging in with your library account. You will get a message as soon as the book is available.



If the library is closed due to the pandemic:

Contact the library when you have received a message (by text message or e-mail) that you have a book to pick up. We can arrange for you to pick it up outside the library. If you are outside Karlskrona, we can send it to you.

If the library is open:

BTH-students: Come to the library during our opening hours and borrow the book using the self-service station. The books are sorted on the borrower number (you find it in the text message) on the reservation shelf to the right of the lending machine. Remember to bring your BTH-card

Public: Contact the library when you have received a message (by text message or e-mail) that you have a book to pick up. Let us know your borrower number that you can find in the message. We can arrange for you to pick up the book outside the library.


If you have received a message that you have a book to pick up and you are unable to come here to pick it up, please contact us at biblioteket@bth.se or call 0455-385101 and we’ll try to solve the problem.

If you are not in Karlshamn, please contact us at piren@bth.se or call 0455-385107 and we’ll try to solve the problem.




Try to renew the books online.
If a book is reserved by another user, you must return it.


Gräsvik: Books are returned at the self-service stations. When the library is closed you can return books in the book drop outside the library entrance.

At Piren you can return books in the book drop at the library. Bring your BTH card, you need it to get into the building. You can also return the books at Netport.

If you can’t come to campus, you can send the books to:

Blekinge Tekniska Högskola
Lumavägen 1,
S-371 50 Karlskrona


Here you can find our contact details.


How do you find e-books?
Search in the search box on the library web site. If we have access to a book, you will find a link to the full-text which you can use to access the book. Use your student account (acronym and password) to log in. We give access to about half a million titles, most of them in English.



The Student union can help you with printer access when the library is not open. Contact them for access information.


During the pandemic we do not lend laptops to students.