The Libraries in Borås close

The Libraries in Borås are closed from 21 november but still offer limited services.

New restrictions 2020-11-21

The Libraries in Borås will close on Saturday the 21 november and stay closed throughout 2020. The libraries will however still offer some limited services during this time period. After the extended restrictions were presented by the Swedish government at the press conference on 16 november we see no other way than to temporarily close down the libraries. Formally, the rule for gatherings with a maximum of 8 people does not apply to libraries, but the government considers the rule to be normative.

Libraries that are open during unmanned hours are also affected by this decision.

Although the libraries will be closed during this time period the staff still wants to give the best service possible. This means it is still possible to contact your closest library to receive help with literature so that you can make a pickup outside the library, a.k.a. Takeaway loans. And if you belong to a risk group and are unable to travel to the library in a noninfectious way, you are eligble for the Home Delivery service.

As long as the libraries are closed there will be no overdue fees and there will also be unlimited renewals on loans that have no reservations.

To find out more about each library’s service hours during this time period, please visit the libraries pages on this website. You are able to phone all libraries during service hours. You are able to return media during service hours. And at Borås Public City Library there is an external return machine which can be used during closed hours.

We are overlooking the ways to expand our services during this time period and will update this page with such new information. Also subscribe to your local library’s page on social media for the latest news.

E-media

Feel free to use our digital services which you can access from home!

Digital Magazines and Newspapers

E-audiobooks

E-books

Film Streaming Service

Music Streaming Service

In My Loans you can easily renew your loans.


Take Away-Loans

Would you like to borrow books without having to set foot inside the library building? In that case you can reserve your books for take away!

More information about takeaway-loans


Home delivery for people in risk groups for the Corona virus

Do you belong in one of the risk groups for the Coronavirus and cannot travel to your local library without using public transportations? If that is the case,  you can have library items delivered to your home address.

More information about home deliveries


Printing and Copying Service

From 2020-11-30, the Libraries of Borås offer a printing and copying service.

More details about these services can be found here


Information channels

Keep yourself updated via the libraries' website.

Current information concerning the development of Covid-19 is available at the website of Borås Stad.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020