Humanities Library

The library holds books and journals in the humanities and the cultural sciences as well as notes, play scripts and audio and video recordings. The library also holds the National Resource Library for Gender Studies Kvinnsam, several donated collections and rarities as well as older prints and manuscripts.

At Humanities Library

* Book a resource

Book the newspaper computer with full access to the database Svenska tidningar from the National Library. Via this computer, you can access articles from over 400 digitized newspapers from 1645 until today.

Book the media studio to use the audio- and video recordings from the University Library and the National Library.

Book the piano room at the division for music and drama.

Phone hours

The Humanities Library's phone hours: Monday – Friday 10.30-16.00. Phone number: 031-786 17 45.

Construction disturbances

During the building of the West link, rock caverns and tunnels will be drilled and blasted out in the area around the Humanities Library. This includes building a work tunnel under the library. The work will involve disturbing noises from drilling and blasting.

The disturbances will mainly take place from 7 am to 7 pm on weekdays. You can register with the The Swedish Transport Administration’s explosion warning service so that you receive a message 30 minutes before each explosion that takes place in the area.

Sign up for the explosion warning service here (In Swedish)

Read more about the West Link (In Swedish)

Olof Wijksgatan is closed

Olof Wijksgatan is closed to all traffic between Johannebergsgatan and Renströmsgatan. The closure lasts while the Swedish Transport Administration is building the western entrance to the West link station Korsvägen. At the same time, the parking garage under the Artisten building will also be closed.

Bicycle parking

Due to the construction of a new building for the Faculty of fine, Applied and Performing Arts, the bicycle parking spaces outside the Humanities Library will be removed until further notice. Visitors are directed to the bicycle parking outside the Humanistens building.

The map below describes how pedestrians, cyclists and cars can get around.

Accessibility of the premises

The library's entrance is accessible for people with disabilities. Accessible parking is available by the library's entrance. A lift is available between all floors.

There is an accessible workstation in the reading studio, and an height-adjustable desk in the silent reading room. An accessibility-adapted toilet is available.

Between the shelves in the open stacks on floor 5A and 6A, it can be crowded to get in by wheelchair. Contact the library staff if you need any assistance retrieving materials.

Contact Humanities Library

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Mailing address

Humanities Library
Box 222
405 30 Göteborg

Visiting address

Renströmsgatan 4
412 55 Göteborg

Delivery address

Lundgrensgatan 1
412 56 Göteborg


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Opening hours for Humanities Library

Please note that the special reading room and the information desk for music and drama have other opening hours.

Regular opening hours

Day Time
Monday – Thursday 08:30 – 20:00
Friday 08:30 – 19:00
Saturday 10:00 – 17:00

Special hours

Day Time
Thursday 6 June Closed
Saturday 8 June Closed

Opening hours during summer

10 June – 1 September

Day Time
Monday – Friday 08:30 – 16:00
Saturday – Sunday Closed

Special hours during summer

Day Time
Friday 21 June Closed