Special reading room for fragile materials
The Humanities Library has a special reading room intended for studies of the University Library's most fragile and valuable materials. In here you may read manuscripts, rarities and other items from the special collections.
2022-08-30: Currently, there is sometimes extensive disturbances from Västlänken's construction work in the room. We apologize for the disruption.
The special reading room has other opening hours than the Humanities Library.
|Regular opening hours|
|Monday||10:00 – 16:00|
|Tuesday||08:30 – 20:00|
|Wednesday||08:30 – 16:00|
|Thursday||08:30 – 20:00|
|Friday||10:00 – 16:00|
|Saturday||10:00 - 17:00|
Request materials to the special reading room
Fill out the contact form to request materials to the special reading room.
How to use the special reading room
When you order manuscripts, special collections, and rarities, they are delivered to the special reading room. The special reading room is located on the Humanities Library's entrance floor near the quiet reading room.
To get access to the reading room, you must have a GU card or library card and note your visit in the reading room ledger. You also need to read and approve the rules for using the special reading room.
The reading room is camera-monitored
The special reading room is camera-monitored for security reasons. The recordings are automatically deleted after 30 days.
If you have comments on camera monitoring, please contact the Swedish Data Protection Authority. For questions about the legislation and the personal data processing, contact the University's data protection representative via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact us if you have any questions about using the special reading room.