Social Sciences Library

The library holds books and journals in the social sciences and a collection of Swedish and foreign newspapers, most of which are accessible on microfilm.

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At Social Sciences Library

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. Public computers are placed further apart to reduce the risk of contagion. The group study rooms and small reading rooms are closed. Reading studio can be booked.

All users can visit the library to collect and return materials, as well as to take part of materials that may not be borrowed at home. The computer with full access to the database Svenska dagstidningar and microfilm readers can be booked, but are limited to five simultaneous users.

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 10:00-15:00.

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Opening hours with fewer visitors

There are many visitors all day except the last hour before closing. There are most visitors between 12-15. There are a few more visitors on Mondays and Tuesdays. By far fewest visitors on Saturdays.

Accessibility of the premises

There is an accessible entrance with a ramp on the back of the library. Ring the bell on the door and the library staff will open the door. There is a lift between all floors of the library. An accessible workstation is located on floor 2. Accessible toilets are available on all floors. There are many thresholds on floor 2.

Accessible parking is available on the short side of the building, by the corner of Vasagatan and Haga Kyrkogata.

Contact Social Sciences Library

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Mailing address

Social Sciences Library
Box 607
405 30 Göteborg

Visiting address

Vasagatan 2A
411 24 Göteborg


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Opening hours for Social Sciences Library

Opening hours spring 2021

From 7 January
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday Closed
Other opening hours
Good Friday, friday 2 April 10:00 - 16:00
Easter Monday, monday 5 April Closed
Walpurgis Night, friday 30 April 10:00 - 16:00
Labour Day, saturday 1 May Closed
Ascension Day, thursday 13 May Closed