Changes at the Library related to COVID-19/Corona

Uppsala University Library is open during prevailing conditions, so that you as a student or researcher can access the material you need. Study areas and reading rooms are also available at present, please follow the recommendations to keep distance to others.

The information is updated continuously. Information is also provided in social media: and

Further information for researchers

Opening hours

The libraries are open, but opening hours have changed. At some libraries the information desks are unstaffed. Those libraries are checked daily, book return boxes are emptied et.c. You are welcome to contact us by chat, e-mail or phone: Ask The Library 

The public still has access to Dag Hammarskjöld and Law Library, and Carolina Rediviva. All other libraries require campus card to access. Efforts must be made to ensure physical spacing (social distancing) in all University premises. (See Vice-Chancellor's decision). 

The libraries are currently closed during weekends. However, libraries that are usually available with campus card during weekends continue to be so.

See all opening hours

Borrow or return books

Check out books
Others can pick up and check out books for you. To use a self-service checkout they need your pin code and either your personal ID-number or your campus/library card number . To check out books in the staffed information desks, they need to bring both your ID and their own.

If you don't have a campus card, you can borrow books at Dag Hammarskjöld Law Library and Carolina Rediviva. If you need books from our other libraries you can pick them up at Carolina Rediviva. Note that this does not a apply for course books. Contact Ask the Library to place a request. Please include links to our catalouge in your requests.

Returning books
During this period we will not be sending recall notices for books unless someone else is waiting to borrow them. Books with a queue will have to be returned as usual. You can check if there is a queue when  you log in to My loans.

• Log in to My loans, it may be possible to renew your loans. If there is a queue to borrow a book it is not possible to renew.

• Someone else can return the books for you. You can return books at any library within Uppsala university, regardless of where you checked them out as long as you have a campus card.

• If you don't have a campus card, you can return the books at Carolina Rediviva or Dag Hammarskjöld Law Library.

• You can send your books by mail, please use padded envelopes. Addresses can be found under "Contact us" on Opening hours and contact.

• If it is impossible for you to renew or return your loans, please contact Ask the Library

Interlibrary Loans
It is still possible to order interlibrary loans (though, at the moment, only from Swedish libraries). However, a lot of libraries have temporarily shut down their interlibrary loan service. Therefore, access to material might be limited.

Course literature
We are in dialogue with several departments about the need for alternatives to printed books. Teachers are welcome to contact us to discuss possibilities to replace print literature with e-books.

Remote service