A selection of digitised works and collections

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

Near East

Western Medieval Manuscripts

Special Collections

Ongoing digitisation

ongoing digitisation projects at Uppsala University Library:

  • Early printed atlases About 100 atlases from the 15th to the 18th century.
  • 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 volumes of oriental manuscripts donated by Johan Gabriel Sparwenfeld at the beginning of the 18th century.
  • Photographic materials left by Hamberg and Svenonius.
  • The Library of Leufstabruk 
  • Western medieval manuscripts More than 900 manuscripts, mainly in Latin, and often decorated with beautiful illuminations.