Find your way around
You can reach this floor either by the stairs in the south-west corner of the building or by the lift on the left side of the Information Desk. Floor 3 is home to the Open Collection with newer academic literature. The books here are available for you to pick off the shelves. There is also an enquiry desk. Group work areas are located in the east part of the building.
Floor 1 is accessible either by the stairs in the south-east corner of the building or by the stairs/lift to the left of the Information Desk. Here are group work areas, the bookable Ekmanska grupprummet and several study places. Swedish parliamentary documents are also placed here, and in the eastern part of the building you will find the scholars’ reading rooms Scriptoriet and Collinska rummet.
Here is the Information Desk where you will get help with your questions or pick up your reading room loans. Close by is a self-service machine and printers. The reference collection holds encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, bibliographies, maps and legal texts. Older literature can be located through Catalogue -1957 standing here in its physical form. There are three silent reading rooms and also bookable meeting rooms, as well as plenty of computers. If you have requested books from storage, you will find the pick-up shelves in the western part of the building. On the entrance floor you can also read newspapers and journals, and in the entrance hall our latest exhibition is on view.
The basement floor can be reached either by the stairs from the entrance hall or by the stairs/lift in the south-east side of the building. You can visit Café UB by stairs going down from the entrance hall. In the other part of the basement is the Special Collections Reading Room, where you can read manuscripts, ephemera, newspapers and other fragile material. Here are also placed the library’s newspapers on microfilm.