Visit the library only if you must, for example 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
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.
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.
Adjusted service due to Covid 19
Due to covid-19, the library has changed service. A reduced number of study places are open for students who cannot study from home. Group study rooms can be booked, but with a limit of a maximum of one person in a group study room. The reading studio, the computer with full access to the database Svenska dagstidningar and the special reading room can be booked. At the moment only two people is allowed at same time in the special reading room. Public computers are not available.
We answer your questions every weekday at 10:00-16:00. Contact us by phone or fill out our contact form or visit our information desk in Zoom.
Information desk in Zoom
Open: weekdays 10:00–12:00 and 13:00-15:00
Zoom link: gu-se.zoom.us/j/63051409318
Open to students and staff Monday-Saturday, 10.00-16.00
The library is only open to students and staff with a GU card, Monday-Saturday 10.00-14.00.
Open to the public, Monday-Saturday, 14.00-16.00
The public can borrow and return material and read reference material, Monday-Saturday 14.00-16.00
Opening hours with fewer visitors
Avoid coming at the opening for students/staff and at 14:00 when we open to the public, as there are the most visitors at those times.
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. At the moment only two people is allowed at same time in 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.
Opening hours for KvinnSam
Open 10.00-16.00 to students and staff with GU card. Open 14.00-16.00 to the public.
Opening hours spring 2021
|From 7 January|
|Monday- Saturday||14:00 - 16:00||Open to all users|
|Monday- Saturday||10:00 - 16:00||Open to students and staff with GU card|
|Other opening hours|
|Good Friday, friday 2 April||Closed|
|Holy Saturday, saturday 3 April||Closed|
|Easter Monday, monday 5 April||Closed|
|Labour Day, saturday 1 May||Closed|
|Ascension Day, thursday 13 May||Closed|