Karin Boye Library

Study spaces

Total number of seats  200
Seats with computers 15
Seats in the quiet study hall, floor 1 16
Seats in the quiet study hall, floor 2 12
Seats in Spektrum 10
Group rooms 0

The library is divided into study zones.
Download a map of the study zones

Borrowing and returning books

Borrow and return

For loans, use the machine located by the entrance to the library. For returns, use the machine located to the right after entering the library. When the library is closed, you can use the return box outside the library. The return box is emptied in the morning on the days that the library is open. You may return books borrowed at 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 on the shelf marked “Requested books” on the right side of the information desk (ground floor).

Interlibrary loans and articles

Interlibrary loan books and copies of articles can be picked up at the information desk during library opening hours.

Food and drink

  • No food is allowed in the library.
  • Water and coffee are allowed if you have a top on your cup or bottle.
  • There is a café, lunch restaurant, and a pantry with microwave ovens in other parts of the building.


Spektrum is a flexible teaching room in the Karin Boye Library on floor 0. The room has six desktop computers with various kinds of software for data processing and analysis.

Read more about Spektrum

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


There are no lifts inside the library, but you can use the lifts outside the library. We can show you where the lifts are and unlock them.

How to find Karin Boye Library

Street address: Engelska parken Hum. centrum, Thunbergsv. 3H
Postal address: Box 637, 751 26 UPPSALA

Last modified: 2023-01-30