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Government publications

Government publications are those published by the government, the parliament, public authorities and municipalities. The University Library is responsible for receiving and preserving all government publications printed in Sweden.

All publications from the Swedish parliament and the Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS) are to be found on the mezzanine floor (up one flight of stairs). The Swedish Government Official Reports (SOU) from 1922 and the Ministry Publication Series (Ds) from 1987 are on the so-called deck above the entrance floor. SOU's are also available for borrowing from storage or in the Open Collection. Swedish statistics are located in the north reading room Reflektoriet. Law collections are available in the Reference Collection.

Since the 1990s, the majority of government publications are published and searchable online:

This guide describes how to find government publications, such as bills, inquiries, laws and statistics:

Requesting government publications

Commissions of inquiries, reports and other documents published separately can be found in the Lovisa catalogue. Documents included among parliamentary publications (such as bills, motions and committee reports) are for in-house use in the library. Older parliamentary publications (1867–2001/2002) can be requested for home loan. Search under "Riksdagstryck” (parliamentary publications) as a title in Lovisa.


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Parliamentary documents

Related information

Local government documents - see Ephemera.

European Union publications - see the Faculty of Law Library in Lund with its European Documentation Centre.

See also UN publications.