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Your university library

Aarhus University Library is your university library which covers all the libraries on campus as well as det Kgl. Bibliotek.

We work together to give you access to all the research and literature you need throughout your studies.

One library - many locations

AU Library has multiple locations. You are free to choose which library you wish to make use of, when you need to pick up and return books. However, if you have any academic questions regarding a specific field it would be wise to pick a library that is connected to that specific field.

Library user at AU Library

As a new student at Aarhus University, you must log into our library system using your AU login (WAYF) and register as a user. You can then order and lend books, use the library printers and access our electronic resources (articles, e-books, databases). Find out more about how to register as a user

Opening hours

The opening hours vary from location to location - and it is possible to get guidance in your specific academic field from our staff. Most libraries also have 24/7 access for students and employees connected to their main scientific field.

MyPrint

MyPrint is AU Library's joint print and copy solution. With your library login you can automatically gain access to MyPrint and use the service on all the different locations.  Read more about prices, print options and more.

Study environment - use the library

Each library provides you with the opportunity to use their reading rooms, group rooms, work spaces with widescreens, computers with internet access and much more. These study environments are accessible to everyone.

Home access

When you are a registered library user, you can access the large amounts of online resources from the Royal Danish Library/AU Library. These resources can be accessed through library.au.dk.

Read more about home access.

FAQ

How do I register as a library user?

As a new student at Aarhus University, you must log into our library system using your AU login (WAYF) and register as a user. Then you can borrow books and use the library's printing facilities and access our e-resources. 

How many books can I borrow?

There is no limit as to how many books you can borrow at AU Library.

How do I get access to all the resources currently online at library.au.dk?

You have to register as a library user to get access to our online resources when you are off Campus (home access). Home access means that you can gain access to e.g. electronic journals, e-books, databases and much more from any PC you use, both from home and from abroad, e.g. as an exchange student.

Where is it possible to print?

AU Library offers print facilities at all the libraries. You log in and pay online and upload the files that you wish to print. When you are ready to print you simply log on to a printer at the library. Read more about our print facilities and how to get started.

Which libraries can I use?

AU Library has multiple locations. You are free to choose whatever library you wish to make use of, when you need to pick up and return books. However, if you have any academic questions regarding a specific field it would be wise to pick a library that is connected to that specific field or det Kgl. Bibliotek.

Where can I find and possibly copy literature to my courses (curriculum)?

Some of the libraries have bought curriculum literature for your specific course and this literature can be placed on seperate shelves (semester shelves) or in the reading room. This literature can be used on site and can be copied for personal use.

When is the library open?

The opening hours vary from location to location, but most libraries have 24/7 access for students and employees associated with the faculty. 

Where can I find study seats?

There are many different study seats spread out across the libraries. We have made a summary of where you can find them.

Guided tour AU Library, Emdrup (in Danish)

Guided tour AU Library, Nobelparken

AU Library, Nobelparken

Guided tour AU Library, Bartholins Allé

Guided tour, AU Library, Fuglesangs Allé

Guided tour, AU Library, Birk Centerpark

Guided tour, AU Library, Birk Centerpark – elektronikingeniører (in Danish)

Guided tour, AU Library, Katrinebjerg (in Danish)

Guided tour, AU Library, Sundhedsvidenskab (in Danish)