Exhibitions

Uppsala University Library is a treasure trove of books, manuscripts, maps and pictures.

Exhibition Hall at Carolina Rediviva

Entrance is free of charge.
Here you find our opening hours


It is possible for groups to book a guided tour, for a fee. For more information, please contact evenemang@ub.uu.se.

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 Through historical documents you see the development of society and democracy in past centuries.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 exhibitions on current themes:

  • Carolina Rediviva's architecture over the years.
     
  • ”Universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos” - an exhibition on the occasion of the Nobel prize in physics 2019.

Shop Carolina

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.

See the shop's opening hours here.

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.

Order maps from Carolina Rediviva.