Request Special Collections materials for studying

Requested materials are brought to the Special Collections Reading Room.

  • Before your first visit, you may request materials through our order form online
  • We can only guarantee to retrieve 5 volumes per retrieval and user.
  • To have access to the Special Collections Reading Room, you need a library card. You can get a library card at the information desk at Carolina Rediviva on your first visit. With your library card you can order some of our special collections materials through our catalogues online.
  • Time from request to pick-up.
  • Items that have been requested for use will be available for pick-up 8 days from the date of the request.
  • Items will be returned to the stacks if they have not been used for a period of 30 days after they are registered for loan.
  • Items will be withdrawn after 30 days if another library user has requested them.

How to request (with a library account):
Old printed books or books from our special collections
Manuscripts, archival materials and correspondence
Music scores
Maps and pictures

Request old printed books

You can request old printed books and books from our special collections using your library account from our online catalogue Disa, Catalogue -1962 and Aurivillius, InventarietBibliotheca Walleriana, Occasional Poetry and Sermons. Before you make a request, search for the materials in Alvin – platform for digital collections and digitised cultural heritage.

If you don't find the material you are searching for in the catalogues mentioned above, please use our order form for special collections materials.

Request music scores

You can request some of our old printed music scores and modern music scores from our special collections using your library account from our online catalogue Disa, Catalogue of printed music -1970, Catalogue of music scores 1970-1980Catalogue -1962 and Aurivillius, Inventariet. Before you make a request, search for the materials in Alvin – platform for digital collections and digitised cultural heritage.

If you would like to request handwritten music scores, or you don't find the material you are searching for in the catalogues mentioned above, please use our order form for special collections materials.

Last modified: 2022-07-26