The Biomedical Library and the Humanities Library are open weekdays 12:00–16:00. Study environments are closed. We are now strengthening the University Library's remote services for students, teachers and researchers. Read more about the changes.
The library holds books and journals in the humanities and the cultural sciences. The library also holds the National Resource Library for Gender Studies Kvinnsam, several donated collections and rarities as well as older prints, manuscripts and sound and video recordings.
At Humanities Library
Accessibility of the premises
The library's entrance is accessible for people with disabilities. There is an accessible workstation in the reading studio, and an height-adjustable desk in the silent reading room. A lift is available between all floors.
Between the shelves in the open magazines on floor 5A and 6A, it can be crowded to get in by wheelchair. Contact the library staff if you need help with material picking.
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. The special reading room has other opening hours than the Humanities Library.
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Opening hours for Humanities Library
The special reading room has other opening hours than the Humanities Library.
Open during summer
The Humanities Library has limited opening hours, due to the coronavirus. The new opening hours also apply during the summer.
We answer your questions by phone and online every weekday 10:00–16:00.
|Temporary limited opening hours|
|Monday - Friday||12:00 - 16:00|
|Saturday - Sunday||Closed|
|Closed around public holidays|
|Friday 19 June, Midsummer Eve||Closed|
Opening hours fall 2020
The opening hours for Saturdays only apply for visitors with GU card.
|From 17 August|
|Monday - Friday||10:00 - 16:00|
|Saturday||10:00 - 16:00|