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At the University Library you can read newspapers on microfilm or at the newspaper computer. Microfilm and the newspaper computer are on the basement floor. You can also request newspaper originals from our external storage and read them in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Newspapers on microfilm

You can read newspapers on microfilm located in the basement. The basement floor is open when the library is open, and you do not need to request microfilms before your visit.

You will find instructions on how to use the microfilms in the microfilm reading rooms. If you need help, call Newspaper Support at 046–222 14 80. The support is open weekdays from 10 am to noon and 1–3 pm.

List of Swedish newspapers on microfilm at the University Library (PDF, 310 kB, new tab, in Swedish)

We have two digital microfilm scanners to save microfilmed articles onto a USB stick or make a printout. You can print in the A4 and A3 formats. Manuals are available by the printers. You need a computer login that can take 15–30 minutes to activate.

Search Swedish newspapers and book the newspaper computer

Everyone can search the service "Svenska dagstidningar (Swedish Newspapers)". Access to read is free for articles published before 1904.

Search and read Swedish newspapers older than 115 years

If you want to read articles published after 1904, you can book a time on our newspaper computer located in the basement. You can book a maximum of 2 hours/day.

You need a computer login to search and read articles on the newspaper computer. Activating your account may take 15–30 minutes. Please arrive half an hour before your booking begins.

Book the newspaper computer

You can request newspapers in original print format

You can request newspaper originals from our external storage. You read them in the Special Collections Reading Room. Newspapers are available Wednesdays after 9 am in the Special Collections Reading Room if you request them at the latest on Monday the same week. 

We do not supply newspapers in original print format if they are digitally available or on microfilm.  But we make exceptions if you need to get the original digitized for publishing. We also have newspapers which we cannot handle due to their fragile condition.

Request newspaper originals through this form

Please note that you need to book a seat in advance in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Book a seat in the Special Collections Reading Room

More Swedish-language newspapers

Swedish American newspapers contain Swedish-American newspapers published across the United States between 1859 and 2007.

Search Swedish American newspapers

You can find Swedish-language newspapers published in Finland in the digital collections of the National Library of Finland. Digitization is ongoing and not yet complete.

Search the Finnish National Library's digital collections

Newspaper Support

10 am–12 pm and 1–3 pm

Phone: + 46 46 222 14 80