The library card
You need a library card and a PIN code to borrow books from Stockholm’s public libraries. The card is free of charge and can be used at all our libraries and at the libraries in Kulturhuset. Use the card when you want to
• borrow books and other media from our lending machines
• borrow e-books on our website
• reserve and renew on our website
• search the library databases from home
• book a computer or use the wireless network at the library.
Applying for a library card
Register as a patron with us by completing and returning a registration form. You can fill in the form here on the website or when you next visit the library.
Pick up your library card from the library within 7 days of signing up on the site. Please bring your photo ID. If you need to send someone else to pick up the card, that person must bring both your ID and their own ID.
Once you have registered for a library card on the website, you can make two reservations. Log in with your social security number and the PIN code you have chosen and search for the book you want to reserve.
Bear in mind that you will have to provide a valid home address in Sweden to register.
If you’re under 18
If you are under 18 years old and do not have formal identification, your parent or guardian must sign your registration form. Either fill in the form here on the website or collect it when you next visit the library. Pick up your library card from the library.
About your PIN code
You need a 4-digit PIN code for your library card. You choose a PIN code when you register. If you miss or forget your PIN code, you can get a new PIN sent to the e-mail address you have provided. Click on Forgot PIN code? and fill in your details to get a new PIN by e-mail. You can also get help to choose a new PIN code at the nearest library. Please bring photo ID.
You can change your PIN code here on the website. Log in using your library card number and your current PIN.
If you lose your card
It is important to block your library card if you lose it. You are responsible for all loans on your card – even if someone else uses it. Call or visit your nearest library to have the card blocked.
If you know your card number, you can block your card here on the website. Log in using your library card number and pin.
You cannot borrow, renew or log in at Biblioteket.se while your library card is blocked. If you find your card, come to the library and we will remove the block. Please bring photo ID.
A new library card costs SEK 20.