Instruction and support

The library offers search support, lectures and workshops on information literacy and reference management.

Library instruction

The overall purpose of the library courses is to empower the students by developing their ability to seek, assess and use information.


The library's teaching activity should be integrated into the subjects' course and programme syllabuses and scheduled at a time when the students have a writing assignment within their subject studies that is related to critical information searches, for example essay writing.

Examples of content

  • search methods
  • relevant and subject specific databases
  • evaluation of texts and search tools (how to distinguish between and critically evaluate different texts and their sources, such as scientific papers)
  • references and how to manage references


Teachers are welcome to contact us to book a library class for their particular course and program. Use our booking form on Insidan. The request must be made at least 4 weeks before the desired class.

Literature searching support for students

Need help finding information or have other questions related to information retrieval?

Help with searching

Contact the library desk with questions about information retrieval. If you are unable to come in to the library, you can reach us by phone, 035-167104.

Drop-in (during term)

On Wednesdays between 12.30 and 13.30 there is drop-in consultation in the library where you can get help with searching for scientific literature and managing references.

Book an appointment

If you need further help you can in some cases make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation (up to 45 minutes). This service is a follow-up/complement to the library's teaching and does not replace this.

To make an appointment you have to be a student at Halmstad University and in the process of writing your thesis.

If you want to schedule an appointment please send an email to the library with the following information

  • your name and student email address
  • course/programme
  • the subject of your thesis.

Drop in and booking is only offered during term.

Distance students

Är du distansstudent kan du få handledning via telefon eller Zoom.

If you at a distance student at Halmstad University you can get support via telephone or Zoom.

Student at another university

If you are a student at another university, contact the library there for individual support.

Literature searching support for researchers

Do you need help with searching the literature for a systematic review or similar? We offer support in various forms. Contact the library for a consultation and we will further discuss your needs.