Changes at the Library related to COVID-19/Corona
Uppsala University Library is open during prevailing conditions, so that you as a student or researcher can access the material you need. Study areas and reading rooms are also available at present, please follow the recommendations to keep distance to others.
The libraries are open, but opening hours have changed. At some libraries the information desks are unstaffed. Those libraries are checked daily, book return boxes are emptied et.c. You are welcome to contact us by chat, e-mail or phone: Ask The Library
The public still has access to Dag Hammarskjöld and Law Library, and Carolina Rediviva. All other libraries require campus card to access. Efforts must be made to ensure physical spacing (social distancing) in all University premises. (See Vice-Chancellor's decision).
The libraries are currently closed during weekends. However, libraries that are usually available with campus card during weekends continue to be so.
Borrow or return books
Check out books
Others can pick up and check out books for you. To use a self-service checkout they need your pin code and either your personal ID-number or your campus/library card number . To check out books in the staffed information desks, they need to bring both your ID and their own.
If you don't have a campus card, you can borrow books at Dag Hammarskjöld Law Library and Carolina Rediviva. If you need books from our other libraries you can pick them up at Carolina Rediviva. Note that this does not a apply for course books. Contact Ask the Library to place a request.
During this period we will not be sending recall notices for books unless someone else is waiting to borrow them. Books with a queue will have to be returned as usual. You can check if there is a queue when you log in to My loans.
• Log in to My loans, it may be possible to renew your loans. If there is a queue to borrow a book it is not possible to renew.
• Someone else can return the books for you. You can return books at any library within Uppsala university, regardless of where you checked them out.
• If you don't have a campus card, you can return the books at Carolina Rediviva or Dag Hammarskjöld Law Library.
• You can send your books by mail, please use padded envelopes. Addresses can be found under "Contact us" on Opening hours and contact
• If it is impossible for you to renew or return your loans, please contact Ask the Library
It is still possible to order interlibrary loans (though, at the moment, only from Swedish libraries). However, a lot of libraries have temporarily shut down their interlibrary loan service. Therefore, access to material might be limited.
- We are glad to help you via phone, chat or e-mail. Contact Ask the Library.
- You can book a session via Zoom to get individual guidance with a librarian. This applies to you who is writing an essay and also to researchers and teachers at UU.
- All individual guidance and teaching will be held online.
- As a teacher, you can still request a training session for your students, tailored to their needs. The session will take place digitally, via Studium or Zoom.
- Students with reading impairments can book an online meeting to register for Legimus.
- If you need help with templates and other questions regarding thesis production, you can use our videos and guides online or sign up for an online session.
Courses and events
- Some of our events might be cancelled. Doublecheck our event schedule to see if your event is removed.
- Some teaching will be given online, postponed or cancelled. If you already signed up for a lecture/workshop, you will be notified by e-mail.