Uppsala University Library

Welcome new student

Welcome to Uppsala University and Uppsala University Library. Here we have gathered some information that can be useful for you as a new student.

Campus card as library card

The campus card is a multifunction card for entry, access to premises, prints and, starting 15 January, library loans. If you study or work at the university you should have a campus card, read more on how to get one here. Before you can borrow a book you must register as a patron and your card must be activated manually in the library information desk.

computers and wifi

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.  

copy, scan and print

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. The most convenient way to pay for your printouts is by using a PayEx account that you register with eduPrint. You can also buy printing coupons at Carolina Rediviva or at most university receptions.

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.

reading rooms, group study rooms and study places

there are around 2000 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.


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.

course books

The University Library should have at least one copy of every course book at undergraduate level. Specific course booklists may be viewed in the Student Portal. Course books are found at the respective subject libraries. You can read some copies in the library only, while others may be borrowed and taken home for seven days. To see where your course books are and whether they are available on loan, you can search for them in the Library’s search tool. There, you can also join the queue for books currently out on loan.

For readers with disabilities

Students with reading disabilities or problems with mobility or sight have the right to borrow customised course books such as talking books, e-textbooks, books in Braille or with large text.