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The history of the library

1972

The library is founded in connection with the moving of the School of Library Science to Borås in the Autumn of 1972. The collection consists of 13000 volumes which is inherited from the earlier Public Library education in Solna.

1977

The college reform 1977 leads to the library becoming responsible for providing literature for the other two university  education programs in Borås: Pre-school teacher and Recreation leader education, together with the fast growing separate courses.

1980

The library joins LIBRIS (a national search service) and starts to catalogue recent acquisitions in LIBRIS. Ten years later the whole collection is inserted in LIBRIS.

1982

The university moves to the newly built Balder block. On account of this, the library resources-spread out over twenty different locations- are gathered in one place (2000 square metres). The new library fills two purposes; one library for the whole school and training and hands-on session place for the library education. During 1972-1982 the activities on the library is characterized by major deposits to build the collection of literature and catalogues. The growth is approximately 100.000 volumes.

1989

The School of Textiles moves to the newly built former Algot block. A branch library (70 square metres) is established during the Autumn semester.1992
the main library is extended with 200 square metres. The library system TINLIB is up and running. The TINLIB system changes name to BALDER (Borås Automatic Library System – Effective Retrieval).

1997

The second extension of the main library, The School of Health Sciences, moves into the Balder block and the two libraries are integrated. Purchase and implementation of a new library system; Voyager, in cooperation with Kalmar, Växjö, Örebro and Lärarhögskolan i Stockholm is done.

1999

Planning for a new main library begins, which is to be situated near the new university building which is supposed to be initiated in January 2002.

2001

The School of Textiles is rebuilt and the branch library moves to a new section.

2002

the university board makes a decision about a new main library building at Sandgärdet.

2004

the main library moves to a newly built building (6000 square metres) and opens on the 2nd of August.

2005

The branch library at the School of Textiles moves into the main library.

2006

Library & Learning Resources is extended with the new department Student Services.
Borås Academic Digital Archive (BADA) is up and running. The software DSpace, a free Open Source program, is also used by four other universities in Sweden.

2008

The collection moves into the main library when the School of Weaving (Väfskolan) closes.

2011

Major changes concerning the premises of Library & Learning Resources. This affects the shelving of the books, self-check-out, self-check-in, placement of the information points and more.

2012

The organization is extended when CLU, which used to be a separate unit at the university, becomes a part of Library & Learning Resources.

During the summer of 2012 the library changed classification system from SAB to Dewey. Almost every book in the library gets a new classification code, and also a new location.

2014

Library & Learning Resources dissolves in conjunction with the University's organisational change. The library is a department within the administration from 1 July 2014.