Humanities Library

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.

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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.

About the special reading room

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

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
Sunday Closed