Use the Library
Uppsala University Library is open to everybody but its primary task is to serve the students and staff at Uppsala University. The public has access to a lot of our resources and services.
Borrow or return books
You will need a library card to reserve, request and borrow books. The card is valid at all our subject libraries in Uppsala (Almedalsbiblioteket has its own library card). Students and staff can use their campus card once it's been connected to their library account.
- Reserve, request and borrow material from our Special collections.
- Read more about loans, renewals, requests and how we handle overdue books.
Order books and articles from outside the library
Suggest a purchase
If you think something is missing in our collections, you can suggest a purchase.
Copy, print and digitisation
At the library you can use eduPrint to print, copy and scan documents. Students and researchers connected to eduroam can also use their own laptop, tablet or smartphone to print. You can buy printing coupons at Carolina Rediviva and at most university receptions or pay by card online in the eduPrint portal.
Please order digitisation from our Digital Imaging service when you want copies of fragile material, or digital photographs, for example.
Computers and wireless networks
There are computers at all of our libraries. Log in with your user ID and password A. Some of the computers at Almedalsbiblioteket require a library account for Almedalsbiblioteket. There is a wireless network (Eduroam) for students and staff.
Users from outside Uppsala University can use our computers with a guest account. Create an account in one of our information desks (bring a photo ID). There is a guest network (UU-Guest) available at all libraries except The Medical Library. Note that you cannot access our e-resources using Wi-Fi.
The Library’s e-resources (e-books, e-journals and databases) are available to everyone. Students, researchers and others active at Uppsala University have access from anywhere with user-ID and password A. Others are welcome to use our public computers. E-resources are not available using our guest wifi.
All books can be read in your browser as long as you have an internet connection. If you want to download books for offline reading, you will need an Adobe account and a reading app or program.
Reading rooms and study places
In total, there are 1 600 study places at the Library, distributed across all twelve subject libraries. We have quiet reading rooms, rooms with conversation permitted and seminar rooms for group studies.
Rules and regulations
- Different rules for food and drink apply. See Our libraries.
- Service dogs on duty are allowed in all libraries.
- Photographing our collections with your own camera or smartphone
- Guidelines for filming on our premises
- Complete rules for using Uppsala University Library