About the website

The task of this website is to make it easy for you to use the library. The site should work well no matter what size you have on your screen, or if you need to listen to the content instead of reading.

Purpose and target group

The purpose of the website is to make it easy for you to use the library's information resources and services. The goal is an easier, clearer, faster website that makes the library's information resources and services useful, comprehensible and accessible.

The website is primarily aimed at students and employees at the University of Gothenburg and secondly to the public.

Adaptation and availability

The library's website is built to work well regardless of whether you use a mobile phone, tablet or computer. It changes appearance based on how big your screen is and adapts to the screen's direction.

Change the text size

You can change the text size of the web pages yourself. Use the shortcut Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac) and the minus or plus key. You can also read about how you change the text size in your browser's help section.

Listen to the content

The website has a listening function that allows the text on the web pages to be read out for you. Tap the Listen-link in the header to listen to an entire web page. If you want a particular paragraph read, select the paragraph and then click the Listen-icon that appears next to the selection.

The listening function is a support for those who rather listen than read. It cannot replace screen readers or other tools to navigate the site.


We strive to ensure that the library's website can be perceived, handled and understood by all visitors, regardless of what aids the visitors use. Our goal is to achieve at least basic accessibility according to the criteria in WCAG 2.1 at level AA.

Read our accessibility statement to get detailed information about the website's accessibility.

Accessibility statement for the website


At www.ub.gu.se a few cookies are used to save information on your computer. You can choose to disable cookies in your browser.

We use cookies to save settings for the language you prefer to use the website. With the help of cookies, we also collect anonymous visitor statistics. We use these statistics to improve the website and learn more about our users.

About cookies on www.ub.gu.se

Processing of personal data

When you use some of the library's services, we handle your personal information. We handle the data according to the General Data Protection Regulation and the University of Gothenburg's guidelines for processing personal data.

About the university's processing of personal data

According to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to request information about, when and how we handle your personal data. You can also ask us to delete your own data.

Contact us about the site

Contact us if you have any questions about the site.

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