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, accessible within Lund University) with Swedish newspaper articles from the 1990s and onward. Articles from the present year are added on a daily basis.
- Search Swedish newspapers (search page in Swedish) which for instance contains Aftonbladet, Svenska Dagbladet, Dagens Nyheter and Expressen from the start to the present day, and many other Swedish papers from the period 1645-1965. Articles from the present year are added with a delay of 2-4 months. You can search all articles from home and read those published more than 115 years ago. Newer articles are copyright-protected and can only currently be read in 16 Swedish university libraries and 11 public libraries, as weel here at the University Library. You have to use a special computer, located in the basement in our Microfilm Reading Room.
- Digitzed Swedish daily newspapers contains a selection of older daily newspapers from the 1700s to the beginning of the 1900s.
- 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.
How to read the newspapers
Because of the very poor durability of the paper, in most cases you cannot read the originals. You have to primarily read our newspapers on microfilm or on a special computer.
All articles from 2014 and onwards and many older articles are available electronically on a special newspaper computer in the Microfilm Reading Room. You have to come to the library and book the computer in order to use it. Bookings are made on the printed schedule by the newspaper computer. If you cannot visit us to make the booking, please contact the microfilm support (see right-hand column). Please note that you also need a computer log-in in order to search and read articles on the newspaper computer. Send your print-outs to the regular printers on the entrance floor and pay through your printing account. You can also e-mail articles to yourself.
Most older articles can be read on microfilm in the Microfilm Reading Room. All Swedish newspapers between 1979 and 2013 have been microfilmed. You can print pr save the articles on a USB stick or scan them with the help of a special microfilm scanner.
See a list of Swedish microfilmed newspapers in Swedish libraries (PDF, in Swedish) at the National Library's website
How to request newspapers in original print format
Newspapers which are microfilmed or electronically available are only collected in original print format if you need them for special research purposes. Read the originals in our Special Collections Reading Room. 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.
During 2018 and 2019 all printed newspapers are being relocated to a new off-site storage location. During this period you cannot submit requests of any newspaper originals. We will be able to provide further information in 2019.
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Support phone hours
- – 12 July: Mon–Fri 10 am–12 am and 1 pm–3 pm
- 15 July – 9 Augusti: support is closed
- 12 August – : Mon – Fri 10 am –12 am and 1 pm –3 pm
Read more on newspapers
There are a lot of facts available on newspaper publishers, editors, prices, printers and start dates in the database Nya Lundstedt.