Digital collections

Thanks to requests for digital copies and ongoing digitization projects, the digital collections are expanding every day.

A selection of digitized works and collections

A selection of digitized works and collections from Uppsala University Library, of which most are available through Alvin - our platform for digital collections and digitized cultural heritage. The purpose of the Alvin platform is to preserve and make digitized collections available, but the database is also a catalogue of materials not yet digitized. All digitized materials in Alvin are made free to download and use.
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Special Collections

Ongoing digitisation

ongoing digitisation projects at Uppsala University Library:

  • Coat of arms letters 23 letters from the collections of Uppsala University Library.
  • Early printed atlases About 100 atlases from the 15th to the 18th century.
  • Gimo Collection About 360 volumes of music manuscripts from the later part of the 18th century from the Gimo Manor in Uppland.
  • Illustrerad tidning Weekly journal published in Stockholm 1855-1867.
  • Leufsta Music Collection Part of De Geer's 16th century library with printed books and music scores from the Lövstabruk mansion in northern Uppland.
  • Malla Silfverstolpe's archive Fragile materials from the archive at Uppsala University Library.
  • Maps of Sweden drawn by hand About 1800 maps from the 17th to the 19th centuries depicting Sweden or parts of Sweden, like counties, estates and cities.
  • O. Sparwenfeld. A selection of 12 volumes of oriental manuscripts donated by Johan Gabriel Sparwenfeld at the beginning of the 18th century.
  • Papyri Uppsala University Library's collection of manuscripts on papyrus.
  • Photographic plates in large formats About 100 plates from the University Library's collections.
  • Western medieval manuscripts More than 900 manuscripts, mainly in Latin, and often decorated with beautiful illuminations.