Uppsala University Library

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.

Rules for using Uppsala University Library


You will need a library card to reserve, request and borrow books. Library cards are valid at all the subject libraries at the Uppsala University Library (Almedalsbiblioteket has its own library card).

You can find books, e-books, journal articles and more in our search tool or in one of our catalogues.

Read more about how to reserve, request and borrow material from our Cultural heritage and special collections.

Read more about loans, how to renew loans, request books and how we handle overdue books.

Get a library card

My loans

Read/download e-resources

The Library’s e-resources are available by agreement to students, researchers, employees and others active at Uppsala University. To access our resources off-campus, log in in with your user-ID and password A.

The University Library has many electronic books within various subject areas, as well as encyclopaedias, course books and reference books. Most e-books are in English. Many e-books can be downloaded to a computer or a tablet. If you want to download books, you will need an Adobe account.

An easy way to organize 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.

Computers and wireless networks

At all unit libraries, there are computers you can borrow; log in with your user ID and password A. If you have your own computer, you can use one of the wireless networks UpUnet-S or Eduroam. The wireless networks are not accessible for users from outside Uppsala University.

Wireless networks

Order books from outside the library

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

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

Request an interlibrary loan

Suggest a purchase

Reading rooms and study places

In total, there are 2069 study places at the Library, distributed across all eleven unit libraries. The study places are divided up into quiet reading rooms, “conversation permitted” and seminar rooms. If your usual place is full up, please try one of the other subject libraries.

Uppsala University Library's cultural heritage and special collections are available for research and study in the Special Reading Rooms at Carolina Rediviva. 

Group study rooms

At Almedalsbiblioteket, the Carolina Library, the Library for Economic Sciences, the Earth Sciences Library and the Medical Library there are bookable group rooms. 

Book a group study room

Food and drink

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

No coffee may be drunk in Carolina Rediviva, the Blåsenhus Library and the Karin Boye Library, but is allowed in the other subject libraries.