You can order images of millions of items in the Library's collections, but some things are off-limits for copyright reasons. The Library offers high-quality digital images to use for study and publication.
When you place an order for digitisation, you are contributing to fill Alvin – platform for digital collections and digitised cultural heritage. Once the digital files have been delivered to you, they will also be free to use for everyone.
Before you place an order
Please check if the material is already digitised before you place an order. Search for the material in Alvin and DIVA:
- Alvin - platform for digital collections and digitised cultural heritage
- DiVA - repository for research publications and student thesis. Here you will find a large number of dissertations from Uppsala University from 1602 onwards.
How to place an order
If you would like a full copy of a book printed before 1920, the easiest way is to order it directly in the Library Search Tool, Catalogue -1962 or the National Library catalogue LIBRIS using eBook on demand - EoD.
If you would like to place an order for parts of a work or materials that are not in the catalogues, for example a manuscript, music score, photo or map, please use Digitisation Request Form
Prices, delivery and payment
Terms of publication
If you wish to reproduce materials from the Library´s collections, we recommend you use our professionally produced digital images. If the work is under copyright, you need written consent from the holder of the copyright. Uppsala University Library does not claim any copyrights.
The source information for all material published in print or electronically may be indicated as follows: The source information: Photographer: Name of photographer, the original belongs to Uppsala University Library, followed by shelfsign/shelfmark
Digitise your old thesis
A large part of Uppsala University's scientific production before 2003 does not exist in digital form. The Library offers you who have a PhD at Uppsala University help to digitise your doctoral thesis and make it available in DiVA. It will then be searchable in LIBRIS, SwePub and Google Scholar as well.
We need your approval to be able to digitise and publish your doctoral thesis. Download agreement for approval for digitisation and publishing.
Print, fill in and sign the approval. Scan or photograph and send via e-mail to email@example.com