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Material for consultation at the University Library

Some items can only be consulted on site at the University Library. These are marked ‟Läsesalslån” (Reading room loan) in the library catalogue. Unique, fragile or unwieldy material from the library’s collections may only be read on site in the Special Collections Reading Room. This is also where material printed before 1900 is to be consulted.

In addition to the material which is marked "Läsesalslån" (Reading room loan) and which you can only consult on site, there is a great deal of material which can only be borrowed for reading/studying in the Special Collections Reading Room. This applies to:

  • all material printed before 1900
  • posters
  • images
  • daily newspapers
  • manuscripts and archives
  • maps
  • sheet music and musical scores
  • ephemera

Requesting material for the Special Collections Reading Room

Material printed before 1900 can be requested via Lovisa or the Catalogue -1957.

Posters are to be requested via okat [at] ub.lu.se. You can also order them by completing a paper form, which is available in the Special Collections Reading Room and at the information desk. You are notified via email when the material is available.

For requesting other kinds of materials, go to

Retrieval times vary

  • Material printed before 1900 is available after 12:00 the following weekday.
  • Manuscripts and archives, images, sheet music/scores are available after 12:00 the following weekday.
  • Daily newspapers from storage are available the following weekday.
  • Daily newpapers from off-site storage are available on Wednesdays after 10:00.
  • Posters, maps and ephemera: you are notified via email when the material is available.

 

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