Ephemera are the most frequently printed materials in Sweden, and form a large part of our collections. It is material published by companies, institutions, organisations and associations such as:
- Advertising material
- Annual reports and other corporate publications
- Local government documents
- Organizational material
- Parish newsletters
- School yearbooks
This is how you request ephemera
Ephemera are normally not included in the library catalogue Lovisa, but you can request them through the form below.
Describe what you are looking for in the request form. We will contact you as soon as we have processed your request, normally within a week. You can then read the material in the Special Collections Reading Room, open on weekdays 9-17.
Special delivery times during the holidays
No requests will be processed December 27 to January 5.
Find out more about ephemera
The majority of ephemera is delivered to us straight from the printers, thanks to the Legal Deposit Act. We do not catalogue the material, though it is organized by publisher and subject category.
In a previous exhibition on ephemera we highlighted different prints in the categories politics, health, leisure and popular movements. If you want to know more about ephemera, the exhibition catalogue gives a good overview.