Exhibition Hall at Carolina Rediviva
N.B.: The exhibition hall is temporarily closed!
Here you find samples from our valuable collections that have been gathered here for 400 years. In the exhibition you can follow the evolution of writing through thousands of years, the origin of book printing and how scientific discoveries spread in printed form. Through historical documents you see the development of society and democracy in past centuries.
The exhibition contains the famous Codex argenteus, as well as the earliest reasonably accurate map of the Nordic countries, Carta Marina printed in 1539, and the hand-drawn map of the city of Mexico from the middle of the sixteenth century.
Temporary exhibition on current themeS
- Jenny Lind and Uppsala - on the occasion of Jenny Lind's 200 year anniversary.
- 18th century music from the Leufsta and Gimo Collections.
The anniversary exhibition highlights how its large and unique collections found their way to the library through requires legal deposit copies, donations and other means, and how the library's locations have changed over the past 400 years from damp facilities near Uppsala Cathedral to today's physical and digital environments.
Due to the covid19-situation, the exhibition hall is still closed. Until its opening, you can see a digital version of its content:
Uppsala University Library 400 years - anniversary exhibition
A digital exhibition on the first fashion magazine published in Sweden.
The exhibition is made by Celicia Widell and Daniel Rönnegård, students at the History Department, Uppsala University, during an internship at Uppsala University Library.
In Swedish only.
Uppsala University Library has a gift shop that is located next to the entrance hall at Carolina Rediviva. Here you find a variety of books, posters, gift wraps and a large amount of postcards.
Here you also find items such as notebooks, trays, coasters, ecolabelled bags, CDs, jewellery and cleaning cloths for glasses, mobile phones or tablets.
Themes for all products in the shop are taken from our rich collections of manuscripts, music scores, maps, images and printed materials. Currently, a few products are available for sale online: reproductions of two of the university's most famous treasures; Carta Marina and the Mexico map.
Exhibition at Carolina Rediviva