Books and e-books

 Most books (in print and electronic form) can be found through the Library’s search tool. For books published before 1962, you may need to search in the Library’s older catalogues. If you are looking for material printed up to and including 1850, see also Early printed works.

Students and researchers at Uppsala University can order books and articles that are not included in our collections.

Early printed works

Early printed works include books, journals, newspapers, ephemera and booklets printed before 1850. A few examples of the catalogues of early printed works:

  • Catalogue 1962 - our catalogue of books and journals up to and including 1962. Parts of the content, but far from all, may also be found in the Library’s search tool.
  • Aurivillius - a catalogue of the books and journals in Uppsala University Library in 1796. Much of the material is included in the Catalogue 1962, so start your search there.
  • Inventory - books and journals listed by their old inventory numbers (according to subject and serial number) up to and including 1796. It should be used with the Aurivillius catalogue.
  • Bibliotheca Walleriana - a catalogue of medical and natural science literature (printed circa 1490s – 1940s) from the Waller collections.

Read more about Early printed works and how to find them

Periodicals

The Library subscribes to journals and periodicals from all over the world, both digital and printed.

  • Aurivillius (Pehr Fabian Aurivillius, Catalogus Bibliothecae Regiae Academiae Upsaliensis) - catalogue of the books and journals in Uppsala University Library in 1796. Much of the material is included in Catalogue 1962, so start your search there.
  • Inventory - list of books and journals according to older inventory numbers (subject designation and serial number) up to and including 1796. Use only in conjunction with the Aurivillius catalogue.

See all of our journals

Read more about periodicals

Newspapers

We have databases with full-text and microfilmed newspapers, and sometimes also original issues. You can search directly in the full-text newspapers or find references to articles through our databases.

  • Retriever Research (Mediearkivet) - Swedish dailies, in searchable full-text versions.
  • PressReader - Online access to newspapers from all over the world..
  • Factiva - news material from 118 countries, in 22 different languages, from the daily and business press, and other sources.
  • Svenska dagstidningar – Free text search in the National Library of Sweden’s database for Swedish newspapers. Articles older than 115 years can be accessed from anywhere. More recent material is only available at two specific computers at Karin Boye Library and Carolina Library. These computers are bookable on weekdays 9-12 a.m. Outside of these hours, the computers are free to use by anyone.
    Book a computer at Carolina Library
    Book a computer at Karin Boye Library
     

Read more about newspapers

Manuscripts

The manuscript collections contain not only medieval manuscripts and historical documents but entire collections of archives and correspondence from modern authors and cultural personalities. A few examples of the manuscript catalogues:

Read more about the manuscript collections and how to find them

Music

The music collections comprise both printed and hand-written sheet music from the 13th century onwards. A few examples of the music catalogues:

Read more about the music collections and how to find them

Last modified: 2021-06-03