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The floors which are open to the public are the entrance floor, the basement floor, the first floor and the third floor.

Third floor

You can reach this floor either by the stairs in the south-east corner of the building or by the lift on the left side of the Information Desk. The third floor is home to the Open Collection with newer academic literature. The books here are available for you to pick off the shelves.You can borrow them using a self check out machine located in the middle of the floor. There is also an enquiry desk. Group work areas are located in the east part of the building.

Map third floor

First floor

Our first floor is accessed either by the stairs towards the north or middle of the entrance floor 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.

Map first floor

Entrance floor

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 for checking in and out books,  and there is also a room with printers/copiers. 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 just north of the Information Desk. On the entrance floor you can also read newspapers and journals, and in the entrance hall our latest exhibition is on view.

Map entrance floor

Basement floor

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 you will also find the library’s newspapers on microfilm and microfilm readers. This part of the basement is reached by lift or stairs in the south-east corner of the entrance floor.

Map basement floor

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Access for disabled users

  • parking spaces at the far end of Helgonavägen
  • ramp and special lift by the main entrance
  • toilet for the disabled next to the Information Desk

Map of the third floor at the University library
Third floor


Map of the first floor of the University library
First floor


Map of the entrance floor of the University library
Entrance floor


Map of the basement floor of the University library
Basement floor