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Newspapers

We save all Swedish daily newspapers at the University Library. We also have electronic access to the majority of national and regional newspapers in Sweden.

Next to our newspaper sofa on the entrance floor you will find the latest week’s issues of Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet and Sydsvenskan.

How to find electronic newspapers

There are several databases that you can use for searching electronic newspapers:

  • Retriever Research (formerly Mediearkivet) with Swedish newspaper articles from the 1990s and onward. You need to be a student or employee in order to get access to this database from outside the University.
  • Digitzed Swedish daily newspapers contains a selection of older daily newspapers from the 1700s to the beginning of the 1900s.
  • Search Swedish newspapers which for instance contains Aftonbladet, Svenska Dagbladet, Dagens Nyheter and Expressen from the start to the present day.  Material younger than 115 years is copyright-protected, and you can only read it at the National Library.
  • Swedish American newspapers contains 28 Swedish American newspapers published across the United States between 1859 and 2007.
  • Safir: Daily newspapers has links to free daily newspaper archives.

You read most newspapers on microfilm

Because of the very poor durability of the paper, you have to read newspapers primarily on microfilm in the Microfilm Reading Room.

Read more on how to use newspapers on microfilm

Between 1979 and 2013 the National Library had all Swedish newspapers microfilmed.

Search the list  of Swedish newspapers on microfilm at the University Library (PDF, in Swedish)

On the National Library's website you can read more on which older Swedish newspapers are microfilmed (in Swedish) 

Since 2014 the National Library are digitizing newspapers instead. The digitized papers can only be read at the National Library.

How to find out more about Swedish newspapers 1900-

You can read more about newspaper publishers, editors, prices, printers and start dates in the database Nya Lundstedt.

Read more on Swedish newspapers 1900- at the National Library's website (in Swedish)

How to request newspapers in original print format

Newspapers which are microfilmed are only collected in original print format if you need them for special research purposes or high-resolution photographs.  You read the originals in our Special Collections Reading Room.

Newspaper originals from our closed stacks are available on the following weekday.

See a list of newspapers in print format in our closed stacks (PDF, in Swedish)

Newspaper originals from external storage are available Wednesdays after 9 a.m. in the Special Collections Reading Room, if you request them at the latest on Monday the same week. 

See a list of newspapers which cannot be requested due to their condition (PDF, in Swedish) 

Request newspapers in original print format through our request form

We provide a limited service this summer

Requests that you make of newspaper originals 30 May–6 June will be available on Thursday 8 June.

We don't process any requests 11–31 July. Requests that you make during this time will be available on Wednesday 2 August.

Page Manager:
Limited service this summer

Requests that you make 30 May–6 June will be available on June 8th.

Requests that you make 11–31 July will be available on August 2nd.

Newspapers

Newspaper sofa

Microfilmed newspapers