Get a library card and access
How to get a library card
You will need a library card to get access to our Special Collections Reading Room. If you don't have a library card yet, please register beforehand.
Visitors residing in non-Nordic countries must show their passports to get the card. For EU citizens from countries that are a part of the Schengen Agreement, proof of nationality is sufficient.
Before your first visit, you can request materials through our order form online.
How to get access to the Special Collections
In the Special Collections Reading Room (Carolina Rediviva, main floor), you can study manuscripts, music collections, maps, drawings, engravings, lithographs, pictures, early printed books from before 1851, various special collections, larger prints and materials that must be handled extra carefully. Special Collections Reading Room opening hours.
Materials that for some reason can not be studied in the Special Collections Reading Room, there is a separate reading room on the basement floor. Same rules as for studies in the Special Collections Reading Room are applied. If your materials are kept in this reading room, you will be noticed.
- You need a library card to have access to the Special Collections Reading Room.
- Visitors residing in non-Nordic countries must produce their passports upon their first visit. For EU citizens from countries that are a part of the Schengen Agreement, proof of nationality is sufficient.
- Passport and other identity documents may be kept by the librarian on duty during your visit in the reading room.
- All visitors to the Special Collections Reading Room must sign the visitors' register and note their time of arrival. On leaving, whether temporarily or finally, the visitor must sign out and enter the time.
You also have to comply to the general rules of the Special Collections.