New students

Aalborg University Library

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    Your university library

    Welcome to Aalborg University, and welcome to Aalborg University Library! Whether you are here for a Bachelor or a Master's degree, we would like to welcome you to some really cool years. Here, you will find all the information you need about the library.

    Aalborg University Library is your professional and up-to-date collaborator when it comes to information searching. And we give access to a vast number of electronic resources – e-books, e-journals and databases – as well as printed material.

    Please read about how to use the library, and take a look at the videos to get a sense of who we are and how to use our facilities.

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    Access to books, e-books, databases etc.

    Project work at AAU is an academic discipline that requires a high level of subject knowledge – and thus access to high quality information resources. Even though Google Scholar and similar services offer excellent possibilities, there are still a huge amount of articles that are available through subscription only. The university library has taken out a vast number of subscriptions on journals, books and databases for you to use free of charge.

    Find material at the libraryNaturally we are also there to assist you if you need material from other libraries (interlibrary loan), or from places like Wikipedia or Twitter.


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    Project assistance

    We devote much of our time and resources to assisting students and researchers in finding relevant material. It may be introductory material about a certain subject or perhaps a specific article that you have trouble locating. Also, you can attend our library courses – get more information about the courses at your department:

    library courses

    Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or book an appointment with one of our information specialists.

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    Accessing the library

    There are different ways for you to access the library:

    Your AAU-card is also your library card

    When you receive your AAU-card, you can use it for borrowing material at the library as well. Once your AAU-card is activated for library use, you will also be able to access our branch libraries outside regular opening hours.

    We have five branch libraries in Aalborg, one in Copenhagen and one in Esbjerg. Here you can get assistance from the staff, you can lie on a couch and read a book, you can print, find a quiet reading spot or something completely different.

    You are always welcome at our branch libraries. With continuous improvements we are doing our best to secure that the library is both useful and comfortable. Find our branch libraries here:

    branch libraries

    Access the library from your arm or deck chair

    Via the library’s remote access, you can access most of our electronic resources from any location. Your username and password is the same as the ones you use for IT-start, so you do not even have to be registered as user!

    use the remote access

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    The University Library (video)

Stay up-to-date

Whether you want to stay up-to-date on new information resources, Tip of the Day or something else, we recommend that you use one or more of our news services. You can stay up-to-date on library news on Facebook and Twitter.