There are currently problems with the email for the university's employees. Therefore you might not receive notices and reminders from the library, or you might not get an answer if you try to contact us. You can log in to My loans to see if you have material to pick up or return, and you can contact our libraries by phone or online via Zoom.
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.
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.
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
Autumn semester 2020
|From 17 August|
|Monday - Friday||10:00 - 16:00|
|Saturday||10:00 - 16:00|