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A new library system is on the way

19 November 2019 is Go Live for our new library system.

As a library user you will get:

  • a new user interface with both changed and brand new search facilities.
  • one entrance to all library resources from 4 universities in Denmark.

We will update the information on this website regularly.    

Important dates

See the dates when significant changes for you as a library user will occur:   

1 October 2019

  • We are disabling the possibility of ordering books home for you from libraries outside Denmark.
  • Once the new library system is up running you can order books from other libraries again.    

14 October 2019

  • We are disabling the possibility of ordering books home for you from Danish libraries, other than the Royal Danish Library/AU Library.
  • Once the new library system is up running you can order books from other libraries again.  

14 November 2019

  • Thursday 14 November 2019 at 6:00 pm we will close for borrowing books, ordering books, renewing books and returning books.
  • However, you are still able to search for materials and able to access our electronic resources.

19 November 2019

  • Our new library system will go live.

Why are we getting a new library system?

The Royal Danish Library is in the process of implementing a completely new library system, to be launched on Tuesday the 19th of November, 2019.

The reason for this is that the former State & University Library in Aarhus and the former Royal Library in Copenhagen merged on the 1st of January, 2017. Read more on the background to the implementation of the new library system.

Need help?

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact AU Library, who will be happy to assist you with your questions.

Alternatively, you are always welcome to contact your local library i AU Library.

What does it mean for you?

My loans

Your current loans and reservations will be transferred to the new library system.    

To do lists

If you are using the to do list function, please be aware that data will not transfer to the new library system.

From your to do list you will have to either send the references to your email or save them to a file that can be used in a reference management tool.   

Loan from other libraries

From 1 October 2019, it will not be possible for the library to mediate books loans for you from libraries outside Denmark.

From 14 October 2019, it will not be possible for the library to mediate books loans for you from Danish libraries, other than the Royal Danish Library/AU Library. These are the books you would ordinarily order through the "We will get it for you" or "Request from another library" functions.

However, it will still be possible to order copies of articles throughout the entire implementation period of the new library system.

If you need any books the library does not currently hold, we advise you to use your public library - or else postpone the loan until after 19 November 2019.

The webpage library.au.dk

The webpage library.au.dk/en/ is still the primary place to find information for all our users from Aarhus University. 

What will change is the search interface and the search options. You will get a new interface to search all the library resources.

New login

You need to pick a new pincode when the new library system will go live on 19 November 2019. Otherwise you will not be able to order, borrow, renew or return books. Up till 14 November 2019 at 6:00 pm you are able to use the login you have now.

Subject guides

All subject guides at library.au.dk will be accessible. Also after 19 November 2019.
However, you may find that some of the links behind the highlighted resources on the subject pages will not work for a short transition period after November 19, 2019. We will fix links as quickly as possible.

Reference lists and references with links

References with links to our current library system, e.g. links to books and links to individual database registrations, will not work after November 19, 2019. This could e.g. be references in reading lists or on a course page on Blackboard.

Links may need to be corrected, or you can search for the titles in the new library system when this goes live on November 19.

Please ask your local AU Library or your teacher if there are links that continue not to work a few days after the new library system goes live.

Direct links to articles, journals and ebooks will still work after November 19, 2019.    

Databases

The database lists on our website with databases will continue to be available - even after November 19, 2019.

For a transitional period, the database lists will be the best access to the professional databases until all AU accessible databases are registered in the new library system.