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.

Image showing exterior view of the Humanities Library

At Humanities Library

* Book a resource

Book the newspaper computer with full access to the database Svenska dagstidningar 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.

Phone hours

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

Disturbing noise during the building of the West link

Until 2023, rock caverns and tunnels will be drilled and blasted out in the area around the Humanities Library. At the beginning of 2021, a work tunnel will be built under the library, as part of the West Link project. The work will involve disturbing noises from drilling and blasting. The noisy work 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, which is planned to be completed in 2023. At the same time, the parking garage under the Artisten building will also be closed.

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. 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

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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.

Opening hours summer 2022

13 June – 21 August
Monday – Friday 09:00 – 16:00
Saturday – Sunday Closed
Limited hours
Midsummers Eve, Friday 24 June Closed
22 August – 28 August
Monday – Friday 08:30 – 19:00
Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday Closed

Opening hours autumn 2022

Regular hours
Monday – Thursday 08:30 – 20:00
Friday 08:30 – 19:00
Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday Closed