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 material
You need a library account to be able to borrow, order and queue for books. In Uppsala, students and employees can use their campus card as a library card after it has been linked to a library account.
- Register as a new patron at our libraries in Uppsala.
- Register as a new patron at Almedalsbiblioteket.
- Borrowing material from our Special collections.
- Read more about loans, renewals, requests and how we handle overdue books.
You may return books at any of our libraries, regardless of where you borrowed them.
You can return books in all our libraries regardless of where you borrowed them. In some libraries, you can return books even when we are closed. See information about returning books at each library
In My Loans you can view your loans, update your contact details, change your PIN code and track or cancel your requests:
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
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.
See specific information for all of our libraries
Book a group study room (Uppsala)
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