KvinnSam have collections in women's studies, men's studies and gender research. Since 2018, KvinnSam is a research infrastructure at the University of Gothenburg. KvinnSam is located at the Humanities Library.

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At KvinnSam

Adjusted service due to Covid 19

Due to Covid 19, our service is adjusted. Study places are available but placed further apart to reduce the risk of contagion. Group study rooms at hte Humanities Library are bookable but with a limit of a maximum of two people in a group study room. 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.

Saturday open for you with GU card and pin code

Please note that you must have a valid GU card with a PIN code to visit us on Saturdays at 10.00-16.00. Other opening hours, the library is open to everyone.

Special reading room

The KvinnSam manuscript collection is available for research and studies in the special reading room at the Humanities Library. The special reading room is intended for the study of materials that are fragile or valuable. The special reading room has other opening hours than KvinnSam and the Humanities Library. Due to covid-19, you have to contact us to get access to the special reading room.

About the special reading room

Accessibility of the premises

KvinnSam's premises are located at the Humanities Library. The library's entrance is accessible for people with disabilities. A lift is available on all floors. Contact the library staff if you need help with material picking.

The KvinnSam website

KvinnSam produces several databases and digital resources in women's studies, men's studies and gender research. KvinnSam also collects manuscripts and archival material in women's history. You can find more information about KvinnSam's activities, databases, and archives at KvinnSam's website.

To Kvinnsam's website

Contact KvinnSam

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Mailing address

Box 222
405 30 Göteborg

Visiting address

Renströmsgatan 4
405 30 Göteborg


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Opening hours for KvinnSam

Autumn semester 2020

From 17 August
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday Closed