Only students and staff at Gothenburg University can visit the library to pick up or return books. Your loans are renewed automatically, you will receive a reminder when it’s time to return an item. Use our self-service machines and outdoor book drops for borrowing and returns. About the library's adjusted service
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
Adjusted service due to Covid 19
Due to Covid 19, the library has changed service. Study places and Group study rooms are closed. The reading studio can be booked during the library's opening hours. The KB computer and the special reading room are bookable. The public computers are not available.
Closed to the public
Due to increased spread of Covid 19, the library is closed to the public.
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. Due to covid-19, you have to contact the library to get access to the special reading room.
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.
Contact Humanities Library
Opening hours for Humanities Library
Open 10.00-16.00 for students and staff with GU card.
Opening hours spring 2021
|From 7 January|
|Monday- Saturday||10:00 - 16:00||Open to students and staff with GU card|