What are you allowed to photograph?

When you photograph materials with your own camera or smartphone, specific rules are applied. You may photograph the following materials:

  • Literature from the reference libraries
  • Materials in the Microfilms Reading Room
  • Materials for home loan or reading room loan, or on our open shelves
  • Materials requested to the Special reading room, without copyright restrictions or with permission from the copyright holder
  • Other materials requested to the Special Reading Room after consultation with staff only.

Rules for photographing

  • Handle the materials with care. Photographing is only permitted if the materials are not damaged.
  • You are always personally responsible for how your photos are used and that no copyright is violated.
  • Photographing is only permitted if not disturbing other visitors. Flash light is not allowed.
  • Photographing with stands are only permitted in a specially designated place.
  • Special rules may apply to materials in the Special Reading Room.

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

Last modified: 2022-09-21