Search and Find Early Printed Books

More and more of the library's early printed book collections are searchable in the digital catalogues of Uppsala University Library and in LIBRIS, the Swedish union library catalogue. Always start your search in one of those two catalogues. Before you make a request, search for the materials in Alvin – platform for digital collections and digitised cultural heritage.

  • LIBRIS Swedish union library catalogue.
  • Uppsala University Library Search Tool Search for books in the Library. Older works that are not found in the search system may well be found, for example in Catalogue -1962.
  • Catalogue -1962 Catalogue of books and periodicals in the University Library kept up to and including 1962. Some of the contents, but far from everything, are also available in the Uppsala University Library’s search system.
  • Aurivillius Catalogue of the books and periodicals that were held at Uppsala University Library in 1796. Much of the material has been transferred to Catalogue -1962, begin your search there.
  • Inventory The Inventory is a list of books and periodicals according to older inventory numbers (subject denomination and serial number) up to and including 1796. Only used together with the Aurivillius catalogue.
  • Bibliotheca Walleriana Catalogue of medical and natural science literature (printed circa 1490s – 1940s) from the Waller collections.
  • Occasional Poetry The Catalogue on Occasional Poetry lists the occasional poetry extant at Uppsala University Library.
  • Sermons The Catalogue of sermons lists the sermons extant at Uppsala University Library.

N.B. Please note that the catalogues above currently represent a portion of the early printed collections at Uppsala University Library. Ask the library will be happy to assist you with further searches in the collections.

Search and find manuscripts

There are many different manuscript collections at Carolina Rediviva. In most cases, you have to be at the library to use the catalogues. However, some materials can be found in the following digital catalogues:

Request materials from the catalogues above via a digital order form - requests for more than five items at a time must be made a week in advance.

N.B. The catalogues above currently represent a very small portion of the manuscript collections at Uppsala University Library. Ask the library is happy to assist you with further searches in the manuscript collections.

Search and find correspondence

There are many different correspondence collections at Carolina Rediviva. In most cases you have to be in the Library itself to be able to use the catalogues that the staff can provide for you. However, some titles can be found in the following digital catalogue:

N.B. At present, the platform covers only a small portion of the collections of correspondence at Uppsala University Library. Ask the library will be happy to help you with other searches in our collections.

Search and find music collections

Catalogues available online

Music scores are also included in the following catalogues of collections in Uppsala University Library:

  • Medieval music manuscripts in Uppsala University Library in the Catalogue of Medieval Manuscripts. In German only (digitised paper catalogue).
  • Aurivillius. A catalogue printed in 1814 of music prints, books and journals held at the Uppsala University Library prior to 1797 (digitised paper catalogue).
  • LIBRIS. The Swedish National Library catalogue. This includes printed music produced in Sweden.

Likewise music scores in Uppsala University Library are included in these database catalogues:

  • Düben Collection Database Catalogue. A catalogue of the Düben Collection in Uppsala University Library. This collection consists of vocal and instrumental music from the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. These are mainly manuscripts. A large number of the scores have been scanned and are accessible online in the database.
  • RISM. An international catalogue of music prints and music manuscripts before approx. 1800, including those of Uppsala University Library.

Search and find maps

There are various specialist catalogues available at libraries and units. Please contact Ask the library if you cannot find the map you are looking for.

N.B. At present the catalogues above cover only a small portion of the collections of maps at Uppsala University Library. The staff will be are happy to help you with other searches in our map collections.

Search and find pictures

A small portion of the picture collections are catalogued online:

  • Alvin A platform for digital collections and digitised cultural heritage, but also a catalogue of materials not yet digitised.

N.B. At present, the catalogue above covers only a small portion of the collections of pictures at Uppsala University Library. Ask the library will be happy to help you with other searches in our picture collections.

Search and find Swedish ephemera

Swedish ephemera have usually not been catalogued, and therefore cannot be retrieved in LIBRIS, DISA, or any other catalogue of the library.

When ordering, it is important to provide the most adequate information and sources possible. You will find help at the informationdesk at Carolina Rediviva, or contact Ask the library.

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