Use the Library
Uppsala University Library is open to everybody but its primary task is to serve the students and staff at Uppsala University. The public has access to a lot of our resources and services.
Watch the video How to use the library
You will need a library card to reserve, request and borrow books. The card is valid at all our subject libraries in Uppsala (Almedalsbiblioteket has its own library card). Students and staff can use their campus card. Visit us to connect your campus card to the library system.
- Reserve, request and borrow material from our Special collections.
- Read more about loans, renewals, requests and how we handle overdue books.
Order books and articles from outside the library
Suggest a purchase
If you think something is missing in our collections, you can suggest a purchase.
Copy, print and digitisation
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. You can buy printing coupons at Carolina Rediviva and at most university receptions or pay by card online in the eduPrint portal.
Please order digitisation from our Digital Imaging service when you want copies of fragile material, or digital photographs, for example.
Computers and wireless networks
There are computers at all of our libraries. Log in with your user ID and password A. There are two wireless networks (UpUnet-S and Eduroam) for students and staff.
Users from outside Uppsala University can use our computers with a guest account. Create an account in one of our information desks (bring a photo ID). There is a guest network (UU-Guest) available at all libraries except The Medical Library. Note that you cannot access our e-resources using Wi-Fi.
The Library’s e-resources are available to everyone. Students, researchers and others active at Uppsala University have access from anywhere with user-ID and password A. Others are welcome to use our public computers. E-resources are not available using our guest wifi.
All books can be read in your browser as long as you have an internet connection. If you want to download books for offline reading, you will need an Adobe account and a reading app or program.
An easy way to organise your e-journals and articles is to use the the app BrowZine. With BrowZine you can find, read and organise periodicals and articles on your tablet or smartphone.
Reading rooms and study places
In total, there are 1 600 study places at the Library, distributed across all twelve subject libraries. We have quiet reading rooms, rooms with conversation permitted and seminar rooms for group studies.
Our special collections are available for research and study in the Special Reading Rooms at Carolina Rediviva.
At most of our libraries there is room for group work. You can book some of them, as well as other group rooms on the different campus areas:
Digital Labs and Makerspace
As a student or employee at Uppsala University you can access Digital Labs and makerspace Here you can learn more about data & statistics, digital research tools, publishing and virtual reality.
The labs and makerspace are flexible and creative learning environments where you can explore data, multimedia and visualisation techniques.
Food and drink
You are not allowed to eat in the library, but there are cafés/restaurants and student pantries at Carolina Rediviva and on the campus areas.
You are not allowed to drink coffee in Carolina Rediviva and the Karin Boye Library, but it is allowed in the other subject libraries.
Service dogs on duty are allowed in all libraries.
Book cabinets at Carolina Rediviva
Book cabinets at Carolina Rediviva allow you to borrow and store in-house use loans and other library material for longer periods of time. We cannot guarantee that everyone who applies for a cabinet will receive one. Researchers and students writing their thesis are prioritised.