Karin Boye Library

Study spaces

Total number of spaces


Workplaces with computers


Quiet study halls floor 1


Quiet study halls floor 2 




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


Borrowing books
You can borrow available books and books that you have ordered or are on a waiting list for when the information desk is not staffed (NB! This does not apply to interlibrary loans*). Self-service machines for borrowing books are just inside the entrance. Books that you have ordered or for which you are on a waiting list are picked up in the shelf “Beställda böcker” at the entrance floor to the right of the information desk.

*Interlibrary loans can only be checked out when the information desk is staffed.

You can extend the loan period of a borrowed book at My loans.

Returning books
There is self-service machine for returning books just to the right when you enter the library.

Returning books when the library is closed
A book drop is right outside the entrance to the library. The box is emptied the next morning the library opens.

Charging stations for mobile phones
There are two charging stations on floor 2. 

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

Food and drink

  • No food or drinks are permitted.
  • There are microwave ovens and a lunch restaurant in other parts of the building.


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 us

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

Last modified: 2021-12-21