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.

Order books and articles from outside the library

Material that is not held at Uppsala University Library can be ordered as loans or copies from other libraries by students, researchers and employees at Uppsala University, as well as by employees of Uppsala County Council.

Information for other libraries

Request an interlibrary loan

Suggest a purchase

If you think something is missing in our collections, you can suggest a purchase. 

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.

Log in as student

Log in as guest

Please order digitisation from our Digital Imaging service when you want copies of fragile material, or digital photographs, for example.

More about eduPrint

Computers and wireless networks

There are computers at all of our libraries. Log in with your user ID and password A. There are two wireless networks (UpUnet-S and 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.

Wi-Fi for students and staff
Wi-Fi for guests
IT support

Read/download e-resources

The Library’s e-resources 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.

An easy way to organise your e-journals and articles is to use the the app BrowZine. With BrowZine you can find, read and organise periodicals and articles on your tablet or smartphone.

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.

Our special collections are available for research and study in the Special Reading Rooms at Carolina Rediviva.

At most of our libraries there is room for group work. You can book some of them, as well as other group rooms on the different campus areas:

Book a group study room

Food and drink

You are not allowed to eat in the library, but there are cafés/restaurants and student pantries at Carolina Rediviva and on the campus areas.

You are not allowed to drink coffee in Carolina Rediviva and the Karin Boye Library, but it is allowed in the other subject libraries.

Service dogs on duty are allowed in all libraries. 

Rules for using Uppsala University Library

Lockers and book cabinets at Carolina Rediviva

Lockers are available in the cafe area on the entrance floor. You can choose your own code and store your valuables in the locker until the library closes for the day.

Book cabinets are available for storing in-house use materials at Carolina Rediviva for longer periods. We give priority to Uppsala University researchers or students writing their theses.

Apply for a book cabinet