Carolina Rediviva and Carolina Library

Study spaces

Various areas for group work or individual studies 716
Seats with computers 23
Quiet study halls: 3
- Seats in Study Hall A, entrance floor 82
- Seats in Study Hall B, entrance floor 46
- Seats in TLS (Periodical Reading Room) floor 6 62
Group rooms 0

Borrowing and returning books

Borrow and return

For loans, use the machine located at the information desk (first room after the foyer). For returns, use the machine located directly to the left, after the information desk. It is possible to return books borrowed from our other libraries.

To renew a loan, use our online service My loans.

Books for pickup

Books that you have ordered or queued for can be found in the middle of the room, past the information desk.

Food and beverages

Reading Room A, Reading Room B and the Special Reading Room

  • No food or beverages.

Other parts of the library

  • Beverages are allowed if you use a lid on the container.
  • No food.

Café area

  • Upper level: Food and beverages are allowed. There are also vending and coffee machines as well as microwaves.
  • Entrance floor: Café Carolina offers lunch and fika. When Café Carolina is closed, you are welcome to use the area for studying. 
    Read more about Café Carolina

Lockers and book cabinets

Lockers are available in the café area on the entrance floor. You can choose your own code and store your valuables in the locker until the library closes for the day.

If you need to borrow and store reading materials at Carolina Rediviva for a longer period of time, you can apply for a book cabinet. We give priority to researchers and thesis writing students at Uppsala University.

Exhibitions and gift shop

Our permanent exhibition features the world-famous Silver Bible, as well as the earliest fairly accurate map of Scandinavia, the Carta Marina from 1539. We also hold temporary exhibitions on current themes.

Admission to the exhibition hall is free.

Opening hours

Read more about our exhibitions

Course books

  • Aesthetics
  • Albanian
  • ALM (Archives-Libraries-Museums)
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Bachelor Programme in the Humanities
  • Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Egyptology
  • Ethnology
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • History of Science and Ideas
  • Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Musicology
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Theology

The same books might also be available at other libraries.


There is a lift to take you from the entrance on floor 4 to floors 5, 6 and 9.

Accessible toilets are available on floors 4, 6 and 9.
Map of RWC floor 4
Map of RWC floor 6
Map of RWC floor 9

Floor 3
The door to the Maps and Pictures reading room on floor 3 is locked. Visitors need permission from the Maps and Pictures staff. If a visitor has mobility issues, the material can be viewed in the special collections reading room.

Level 4 – entrance floor
There is no lift to floor 4½ in C Hall. The Riksdag material available on this floor can only be accessed by steps. Ask at the information desk for assistance in collecting the material you need.

A Hall has some material in the apse that is two steps up from the rest of the hall and some material is also in the galleries. Ask at the information desk for assistance in collecting the material you need.

B Hall has two entrances with doors. Neither of the doors has a door opener but one of the doors is usually left wide open. There is some material in the galleries that is only accessible by steps. Ask at the information desk for assistance in collecting the material you need.

The doors to the Special Collections Reading Room are usually left wide open. The galleries in the Special Collection Reading Room are only accessible by steps. Ask at the information desk for assistance in collecting the material you need.

Floor 5
The microfilm room is directly accessible by lift.

Floor 6
The Periodicals Reading Room, TLS, on floor 6 is reached through two doors from the lift. The doors have door openers.

Floor 9
The open stacks can be reached using the lift.

A parking spot is available for visitors with handicap parking permission on the south-eastern side of Carolina Rediviva (toward the English Park Campus).

How to find Carolina Rediviva

Street address: Carolina Rediviva, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 1
Postal address: Box 510, 751 20 UPPSALA

Last modified: 2022-11-03