Use the Library
Watch instructional videos on how to apply for a library card, how to find course literature and what support the library can offer students with reading impairments. You can also get tips on where to search for resources within your subject in our Research Guides.
You will need a library card to reserve, request and borrow books. Library cards are valid at all the subject libraries at the Uppsala University Library (Almedalsbiblioteket has its own library card).
- You can find books, e-books, journal articles and more in our search tool or in one of our catalogues.
- Read more about how to reserve, request and borrow material from our Special collections.
- Read more about loans, how to renew loans, request books and how we handle overdue books.
As a student or employee at Uppsala University you can access two Digital Labs at the University Library where you can learn more about data & statistics, digital research tools, publishing and virtual reality.
The labs are flexible and creative learning environments where you can explore data, multimedia and visualisation techniques.
Computers and wireless networks
At all unit libraries, there are computers you can borrow; log in with your user ID and password A. If you have your own computer, you can use one of the wireless networks UpUnet-S or Eduroam. These wireless networks are not accessible for users from outside Uppsala University.
For users from outside Uppsala University, there is a guest network, UU-Guest, at all libraries except the Medical library. You need a mobile phone to receive login information.
The Library’s e-resources are available by agreement to students, researchers, employees and others active at Uppsala University. To access our resources off-campus, log in in with your user-ID and password A.
The University Library has many electronic books within various subject areas, as well as encyclopaedias, course books and reference books. Most e-books are in English. Many e-books can be downloaded to a computer or a tablet. If you want to download books, you will need an Adobe account.
An easy way to organise your e-journals and articles is to use the the app BrowZine. With BrowZine you can find, read and organise periodicals and articles on your tablet or smartphone.
Copy, print and digitisation
At the library you can use eduPrint to print, copy and scan documents. Students and researchers connected to eduroam can also use their own laptop, tablet or smartphone to print. You can buy printing coupons at Carolina Rediviva or at most university receptions.
You may photograph most of our materials with your own camera or smartphone. Please order digitisation from our Digital Imaging service at Carolina Rediviva when you want copies of fragile material, or digital photographs, for example.
For students and researchers at Uppsala University:
Without Uppsala University-affiliation:
Order books and articles from outside the library
Material that is not held at Uppsala University Library can be ordered as loans or copies from other libraries by students, researchers and employees at Uppsala University, as well as by employees of Uppsala County Council.
If you think something is missing in our collections, you can suggest a purchase.
Reading rooms and study places
In total, there are 1600 study places at the Library, distributed across all eleven subject libraries. The study places are divided up into quiet reading rooms, “conversation permitted” and seminar rooms. If your usual place is full up, please try one of the other subject libraries.
Uppsala University Library's Special collections are available for research and study in the Special Reading Rooms at Carolina Rediviva. Read more about using our Special collections.
At most of our libraries there is room for group work. You can book some of them, as well as other group rooms on the different campus areas.
Book cabinets at Carolina Rediviva
Book cabinets at Carolina Rediviva allow you to borrow and store in-house use loans and other library material for longer periods of time. We cannot guarantee that everyone who applies for a cabinet will receive one.
Food and drink
You are not allowed to eat in the library, but there are cafés/restaurants and student pantries on the campus areas.
No coffee may be drunk in Carolina Rediviva and the Karin Boye Library, but is allowed in the other subject libraries.
Phone: 018-471 39 00
Phone and chat available weekdays 9-18.